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MINUTES 



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SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



Baptist State Convention 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN THE TOWN OF GOLDSBORO, N. C, 
November Nth, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th, 1891. 



RAIvEIGH, N. C: 

Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 

1891. 



OFFICERS. 

PRESIDENT : 

R. H. Marsh Oxford, N. C. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS : 

T. H. Pritchard Wilmington, N. C. 

J. C. Scarborough Raleigh, N. C. 

John Mitchell Wake Forest, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARIES : 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, X. C. 

Needham B. Cobb Raleigh, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

J. D. Boushall Raleigh, N. C. 

auditor : 

W. N. Jones Raleigh, N. C. 

corresponding secretary : 
C. Durham Raleigh, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CONVENTION : 

C. Durham, C. M. Cooke, W. H. Pace, 

T. H. Briggs. L. R. Mills. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION 

FOR 1S91='92. 



BOARD OP MISSIONS AND SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

N. B. Broughton, W. H. Pace, J. W. Denmark, G. M. Allen, C. T. 
Bailey, T. H. Briggs, J. M. Heck, J. N. Holding, W. N. Jones, J. D. 
Boushall, G. W. Sauderlin, R. R. Overby, J. M. Broughton, J. D. Huf- 
ham, J. C. Birdsong, A. L. Ferrell, D. O. Lougee, W. G. Upchurch, T. 
W. Blake, J. H. Alford, W. H. Holloway, J. W. Carter, C. B. Edwards, 
T. E. Skinner, E. M. Goodwin, J. J. Hall, W. R. Gwaltney, N. B. Cobb, 
M. T. Norris, J. B. Boone, J. B. Martin, J. C. Caddell, F. P. Hobgood, 
J. C. Ellington, C. J. Hunter, C. W. Carter. 

Anson, A. W. Price; Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller; Atlantic, H. B. 
Duffy and J. C. Whitty; Alexander, D. W. Pool; Beulah, C. A. Romin- 
ger; Brier Creek, W. A. Myers; Brushy Mountain, R. L. Patton; Cald- 
well, M. D. Smith; Cedar Creek, J. G. Fisher; Central, P. A. Dunn; 
Catawba River, Samuel Huffman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, 
R. T. Vann; Eastern, T. H. Pritchard, O. P. Meeks; Elkin, J. S. Kilby; 
Flat River, R. H. Marsh; Green River, C. B. Justice; Kings Mountain, 
H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Meck- 
lenburg and Cabarrus, A. G. McManaway; Mt. Zion, J. L. White; Pilot 
Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, H. W. Norris and O. C. Horton; Rich- 
mond, L. Johnson; Robeson, E. K. Proctor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, O. T. 
Edwards^ South Fork, J. S. Bridges; South River, Isham Royal; South 
Yadkin, J. B. Holman; Stanly, S. D. Morton; South Atlantic, J. M. 
Long; Tar River, C. M. Cooke and H. W. Battle; Three Forks, E. F. 
Jones; Union, G. W. Harman; West Chowan, J. B. Brewer; Yadkin, 
J. G. Burrus; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; Columbus County, A. M. 
McKinuon. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

W. L. Poteat, W. B. Royal, D. W. Allen, E. G. Beckwith, C. E, 

'Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell, P. A. Dunn, W. B. 

Dunn, W. H. Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L. R. Mills, J. 

B. Powers, P\ M. Purefoy, Wm. Royall, C. E. Taylor, A. R. Vann, J. F. 

Lanneau, Rev. John Mitchell, W. R. Gwaltney, R. E. Royal. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. 

Goldsboro.—]. H. Edwards, C. J. Nelson, W. T. Fairclolh, J. E. Pat- 
terson, J. Y. Joyner, W. G. Britt, J. T. Edmundson and J. W. Millard, 
Wake Forest, N. C. 

Morehead City. — H. C. IMoore, Thos. J. Lear}^ Marion S. Webb. 

BeaufoH. — Duncan McLeod. 

New i?<?r«.— Rufus Ford, H. B. Duffy, J. C. Whitty, 

Pollocksville. — ^J. H. Vernon. 

La Grange. — G. L. Finch. 

Mt. Olive.— ]o\va. T. Albritton. 

Wintersville. — J. W. Nobles, Autioch Church, Pitt County. 



Polkton.—]\\o. P. Boyd. 
WadcsboroHgh. — A. W. Price. 

ASHE AND ALLEGHANY. 

Sparta.—^. C. Fields, D. J. Harris. 

BEULAH. 

Milton. — ^J. R. Jones. 

Reidsville. — ^J. A. Howard, C. A. Rominger, L. G. Broughton, H. L. 
Morrison. 

Yanceyville. — J. K. Howell, Lenox Castle, N. C. 

CHOWAN. 

Edento7i. — R. T. Vann. 

PlynwrUh.—]. F. Tuttle. 

Ranioih Gilead.—l. B. Harrell, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Reynoldson.—^ . B. Waff. 

Saiijyer's Creek. — W. G. Ferebee, Belcross, N. C. 

COLUMBUS. 

C/iadbourne.— T.J. Cohh. 

CEDAR CREEK. 



Green Springs.—]. G. Fisher, Roslin, N. C. 
Mi. Pisgah.—^. J. Edwards, Cedar Creek, N. C. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



CAPE FEAR. 



Southport.—\\\ S. Ballard. 

St. Joseph.— D. J. Clark, Clarkton, N. C. 

Mt. Piso-a/i.—h. Sellars, Supply, N. C. 

CENTRAL. 

Firsi Church, Raleigh.—]. W. Carter, C. Durham, J. B. Boone, Need- 
ham B. Cobb, John C. Scarborough, W. N. Jones, Thomas H. Briggs, 
G. W. Sanderlin. 

Wake Forest.— W. R. Gwaltney, C. E. Taylor, J. C. Caddell, P. A. 
Dunn, W. R. Cullom, P. W. Johnson. 

Forestville.—K. R. Vann, Wake Forest, N. C, and J. L. Allen. 

Fratiklintoti. — John Mitchell, Wake Forest, N. C. 

New Hope.—'S,. B. BufFaloe, Raleigh, N. C. 

Wake Union.—}. H. Watkins, Peruell, N. C. 

Woodland.—^. N. Little, Pernell, N. C. 

EASTERN. 

First Church, Wilmington. — T. H. Pritchard, Samuel G. Hall. 
Brooklyn. — R. E. Peele, Wilmington, N. C. 
Siloatn. — R. C. Sandling, Harrell's Store. 
Clinton. — ^John C. Slocumb. 

ELKIN. 

Trap Hill.—}. H. Yarboro. 

Liberty Grove. — E. M. Bowler, Bowler, N. C. 

FLAT RIVER. 

Oxford. — ^J. S. Hardaway, F. P. Hobgood. 
Hester's.—^. H. Marsh, Oxford, N. C. 

Island Creek.— I. T. Greene, Dexter, N. C; H. T. Shanks, Williams- 
boro, N. C. 

Poplar Creek. — A. C. Parham, Oxford, N. C. 

Concord. ~\Y. J. Coley, Dutchville, N. C; W. H. Waller, Lyons, N. C. 

Stovall.-J. T. C. Norwood, Henry Clay. 

GREEN RIVER. 

Marion. — M. M. Landrum. 

Rutherfordton — C. B. Justice, H. D. Harrill, Forest City, N. C. 

KINGS MOUNTAIN. 

Shelby.— G. P. Hamrick, G. M. Webb. 
Prospect.— r. Dixon, Shelby, N. C. 
Elizabeth.— }. M. Bridges, Shelby, N. C. 



b LIST OP DELEGATES. 

LIBERTY. 

Lexington. — James Smith. 
High Point. — J. B. Richardson. 
Orphanage. — ^J. D. Xewton. 

LITTLE RIVER. 

Apex.—]. M. Holleman. 
Hector's Creek. — ^J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 
Pine Forest. — E. B. Johnson, Bunn's Level, N. C. 
NeiVs Creek.— Alhm Betts, Winslow, N. C. 
Friendship. — A. L. Byrd, Bunn's Level, X. C. 

V MT. ZION. 

First Church, Durham. — ^J. L. White, H. A. Reams. 
Second Church, Durham. — A. A. Butler, A. W. Wilson. 

Chapel Hill.— }. L. Carroll, Thos. Hume. 

Yates\ — C. A. Woodson, Durham, N. C. 
Lystra. — J. W. Watson, Riggsbee's Store, N. C. 
Swepsonville. — E. M. Cooke. 
Bell's.— Q&o. W. Foushee, Pittsboro, N. C. 
Red Mountain.— yX . R. Clark, Bowling, N. C. 

MECKLENBURG AND CABARRUS. 

First Church, Charlotte. — A. G. Mc]\Ianawa3^ 
Olivet, Charlotte.— Ti. JNI. Austin, Charlotte, N. C. 
Hoifell's.—Z. R. McCurdy, Flows, X. C. 

PILOT MOUNTAIN. 

Broad Street, Winston.— S. F. Conrad. 

Ml. Airy.—h. R. Pruett. 

Clemmonsville. — ^J. J. Jenkins, Winston, X". C. 

Waughto-cvn.—W. W. Phillips, Salem, X. C. 

RALEIGH. 

Tabernacle, Raleigh.— 1. J. Hall, W. T. Womble, X. B. Broughton, J. 
M. Broughton, S. V. House. 
Fay etteville Street, Raleigh. — ^JonatlianAVood,'C. T. Bailey. 
Apex.—Z. M. White. 
Selma.—O. C. Horton. 
Smithfield.—]. M. Beat)-. 
Shiloh. — ^J. J. Barnes, Leachburg, X. C. 
Pine Level. — ^J. W. Rose. 
Reedy Creek.— W. M. Sorrell, Cary, X. C. 



LIST OP DELEGATES, 7 

RICHMOND. 

Rockingham. — L,. Johnson. 

ROBESON. 

Fayetteville. — Will. B. Oliver. 

Ltiinberton. — F. H. Martin, E. K. Proctor, Jr. 

Red Springs. — R. A. Moore. 

Fair Bluff. — ^James A. Smith. 

SANDY CREEK. 

Ore Hill.—O. T. Edwards. 

Carthage.—^. F. Watson, W. H. H. I^awhon. 

Manly. —SR. C. Petty. 

Poplar Ridge.— ^ . A. Barrett, Franklinton, N. C. 

Jonesboro. — C. V. Brooks. 

Hickory Mountain.— ^. P. Teague, Jr., Silk Hope, N. C. 

SPUTH FORK. 

Olivet.— T). P. Bridges, Catawba, N. C. 
Lincolnton. — M. P. Matheny, C. E. Gower. 
Mountain Grove. — D. A. Whistner, Hickory, N. C. 
Penelope. — C. M. Murchison. 

SOUTH RIVER. 

&/<??/«.— Isham Royal, Clinton, N. C; S. A. Howard, Huntley, N. C. 
Elizabeth.—^. O. Tew, Clinton, N. C. 
Dunn. — R. G. Taylor, R. A. Draughon. 
White Oak.— ^ohX.. N. Butler, Clinton. 

SOUTH YADKIN. 

Eaton's. — E. Frost, Cana, N. C. 
Mocksville.—C. S. Cashwell. 
Salisbury. — N. S. Jones. 

TAR RIVER. 

Tarborough. — ^J. D. Hufham. 

Henderson. — R. VanDeventer, Archibald Cree. 

Warrenton.—T. J. Taylor, R. D. Fleming, N. ly. Shaw. 

Greenville. — A. D. Hunter. 

Wilson.— Yi. W. Battle. 
Rocky Mount. — ^J. F. Love, A. J. Williams. 

Weldon.—W. B. Morton. 

Pantego. — W. R. Carawan, Swan Quarter, N. C. 

Harris' Chapel. — A. G. Wilcox, Brinkleyville, N. C. 

Mildred.—]. W. Powell. 

Bear Swamp. — W. E. Bowers, Brinkleyville, N. C. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 



Unio7tville. — A. C. Davis. 
Monroe. — G. W. Harman. 

WEST CHOWAN. 

Murfreesboro. — Thomas G. Wood, C. W. Scarborough, J. B. Brewer. 
Aulander.—h. M. Curtis, Scotland Neck, N. C; C. M. Mitchell, A. W- 
Early. 

St. John's.— M. Iv. Green, Ahoskie, N. C. 
Bethlehem.— K. B. Adkius, R. P. Thomas. 
Winton.—Q. B. Williams. 
Secretary Sunday-schools. — M. L. Kesler. 



NIINUTES. 



GOLDSBORO, N, C. , Wednesday, Nov. ii, 1891. 

The annual sermon was preached last night by Thomas 
Hume, of the State University, from ist. Timothy, 3rd 
chapter, 15th verse. 

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina convened 
at 10 o'clock in the Baptist church of Goldsboro. 

The President being absent, the Convention vs^as called 
to order by T. H. Pritchard, 2d Vice-President, who read 
the 5 2d chapter of Isaiah. R. H. Marsh led in prayer, and 
the Convention sang "Am I a Soldier of the Cross." 

F. P. Hobgood, H. A. Reams and C. J. Nelson were 
appointed as Committee on Credentials, and they reported 
one hundred delegates enrolled. 

On motion, the Convention proceeded to the election of 
President by ballot. The tellers were J. F. Love, J. D. 
Newton and R. C. Sandling. 

T. H. Pritchard, R. H. Marsh and J. C. Scarborough 
were nominated for President. Upon a ballot being taken 
R. H. Marsh was chosen and was conducted to the chair by 
J. L. White and J. S. Hardaway. 

R. P. Thomas, N. B. Cobb and T. J. Taylor were 
appointed to nominate the remaining officers, who reported 
as follows — T. J. Taylor explaining that two of the com- 
mittee had outvoted N. B. Cobb in presenting his name for 
Secretary : 

First Vice-President, T. H. Pritchard, of W^ilmington; 
2d Vice-President, J. C. Scarborough, of Raleigh; 3d Vice- 
President, John Mitchell, of Wake Forest. 

Recording Secretaries, N. B. Broughton, Raleigh, N. B. 
Cobb, Raleigh; Treasuer, J. D. Boushall, Raleigh; Auditor, 
W. N. Jones, Raleigh; Corresponding Secretary, C. Durham, 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

Raleigh; Trustees of the Convention, C. Durham, C. M. 
Cooke, W. H. Pace, T. H. Briggs, L. R. Mills. Report 
adopted. 

Brother J. E. Peterson, deacon of Goldsboro church, 
delivered an address of welcome in behalf of the church and 
people of Goldsboro. 

By request of the President, a response was made to the 
same by Elder T. J. Taylor, of Warrenton. 

The following visiting brethren were recognized and 
accepted seats in the body: Archibald Cree, late a minister 
of Congregational church in England, now a member of 
Henderson Baptist church; J. A. Howard, recently of Bal- 
timore, Md., now pastor of Reidsville church; A. A. New- 
hall, returned missionary from the Telugoo country, now 
a resident of Southern Pines, N. C, and J. N. G. Scott, 
late of Norfolk, Va. 

P. F. Malloy, Corresponding Messenger from colored 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina; Rev. Mr. 
Roan, Presiding Elder of Methodist church, were also 
introduced and welcomed. 

On motion of R. T. Vann, a committee on order of busi- 
ness was appointed as follows: R. T. Vann, J. D. Hufham, 
R. Van De venter. 

On motion of N. B. Broughton, the pastor and deacons of 
Goldsboro church were appointed committee to suggest 
hours of meeting and adjourning. 

C. Durham read the report of the Board of INIissions and 
Sunday-schools as follows: 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY- 
SCHOOLS. 

Your Board, in rendering this, its sixty-first annual report, is pleased 
to say that, through all these years, it has endeavored to be faithful in 
the discharge of the responsible, difficult and delicate duties imposed by 
the Convention. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. .11 

Mistakes, doubtless, have been made, and far less accomplished than 
might have been done with larger resources, more #visdom, and greater 
consecration; 3et, it is believed, that in no year of our history has more 
general satisfaction been given, or as much good, solid work been done 
as during the past Conventional year. The number of men employed, 
the destitute places occupied, the churches organized, the houses of wor- 
ship built, and the contributions made to a;ll departments of the work 
have been larger than ever before. 

COMPARISON. 

Some practical idea of the growth of the Baptists in the State, the 
work of this Convention, and the contributions of the churches may be 
obtained by a comparison of the facts, as published in the Minutes of 
only a few years ago, with the facts gathered during the past Conven- 
tional year. Eleven years ago (November 17-20, 1S80,) the Convention 
held its annual meeting in this house. At that time there were one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand Baptists in this State; now, more than double 
that number. Then, eighteen ^Associations were represented in the 
Convention and twenty -five were working through it; now, forty Asso- 
ciations (all in our territor}') are in full accord with all the objects before 
us and are co-operating with us. Then, one hundred and forty-seven 
delegates were present; now, this large gathering of representatives of 
the churches. Then, Wake Forest College had 146,153.88 endowment; 
now, about $210,000. Then, the Board of Education aided nineteen 
young preachers; now, fortj^-two. Then, there had gone out from North 
Carolina Baptist churches to the heathen, four missionaries; now, thirty- 
six. Then, we had no colporters at work; now, fourteen. Then, we 
had no Orphanage; now, a Baptist Orphanage, well equipped, and lib- 
eralh' sustained. Then, we were erecting church buildings at the rate 
of, perhaps, ten each year; now, at the rate of about one hundred. Then, 
there were added to our churches not more than five thousand each 
year; now, about fifteen thousand. Then, no organization to care for 
the indigent and aged ministers; now, such an organization, with flat- 
tering prospects of usefulnes. Then, no Sunday-school Supply Store; 
now, such a store with a splendid record and a broad field of useful- 
ness before it. Then, there was given for Home Missions I900; now, 
about 13,500. Then, for Sunday-schools $1,803.11; now, the income 
mainly through the business of the Supply Store, about fy.ooo. Then, 
for Colportage, nothing; now, $1,008.56. Then, Foreign Missions, 
$2,662.47; now, aboirt $9,500. Then, for State Missions, $1,896.08; now, 
about $:5,ooo. Then, for the orphans (Oxford), $74.90; now $14,000. 
Then, the total receipts of the Treasurer for all objects were $8,418.70; 
now, more than $50,000. Then the Board was doing mission work in 
ten Associations; now, in thirty-six. Then, there were twenty mission- 
aries in the State department; now, one hundred and twenty-seven. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

It will be seen, therefore, that iu these eleven years, the number of 
missionaries who have gone from our churches to the heathen has 
increased nine-fold; the number in the State department six-fold; the 
contribution to Education, two-fold; to Sunday-schools, three-fold; to 
Foreign Missions, three-fold; to State Missions, seven-fold; to the 
orphans, one hundred and eighty-six fold; to ministers' relief, five hun- 
dred fold; and iu total receipts for all objects combined, more than 
six-fold. 

These comparisons are most gratifying, and are hopeful prophesies 
for the future work of the Convention and the growth of our cause in 
the State. A wise denominational polic}' will, doubtless, with God's 
guidance and blessings, make our progress far greater in the years to 
come. A growing unity in work and plans of conducting it, is manifest 
all over the State to every well informed thoughtful man. 

The pledges at the Associations this year for next year's misson 
work — State, Home and Foreign — are much in advance of anything 
ever done before. This is specialh* marked by the Associations which 
hitherto have been regarded as comparatively backward in work and 
lacking in missionary zeal and liberality. 

The Board asks the sympathy and advice of the brethren in its future 
work, and most sincerely solicits the candid views of all in position to 
give information or aid in wise decisions about its plans in this and 
each of the other departments of work committed to it. 

ST.A.TE MISSIONS. 

Since 1865, W. T. Walters, J. D. Hufham, J. B. Richardson, and John 
E. Ray, as Corresponding Secretaries of the Convention, charged with 
the general supervi.sion of this work, have prayed, planned, toiled and 
sacrificed for its success. They were aided by more than a hundred pas- 
tors and thousands of brethren and sisters. They planned wisely, and 
we are now reaping the fruit of their labors. Never, in our opinion, 
among any people, since the days of the Apostles on earth, has any 
mission work been more successful in giving the Gospel to the people, 
and in building up self-sustaining churches, and widening the opportu- 
nities and powers of a denomination for good. From i860 to 1S70 there 
was no new Association organized; from 1870 to 1S80 there were six, 
and from 1880 to 1890 there were fifteen, in which there are now three 
hundred and five churches and thirty-three thousand t\yo hundred 
and nine members. These fifteen new Associations were made neces- 
sary b}- enlargements, mainly through our State Mission work. 

Take one hundred prominent railroad towns and cities in the State, 
and in each of them there are seen to-day evidences of the wisdom of 
State Mission work, viz.: Seaboard, Margarettsville, Weldon, Macon, 



BAPTIST STATE CONYPZNTION. 13 

Littleton, Henderson, Plymouth, Washington, Jamesville, Williamston, 
Bethel, Greenville, Hobgood, Scotland Neck, Tarboro, Halifax, Enfield, 
Rocky Mount, Nashville, Toisnot, Beaufort, Morehead City, Nevi'port, 
Kinston, LaGrange, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Teachey's, Magnolia, 
Mount Olive, Princeton, Pine Level, Kenle3-'s, Dunn, Four-Oaks, Ben- 
son, Smithfield, Wilson's Mills, Lumberton, Alma, Maxton, Laurinburg, 
Hamlet, Wadesboro, Monroe, Charlotte, Gastonia, King's Mountain, 
Mount Holly, Lincolnton, Maiden, Old Fort, Marion, Bridgewater, Glen 
Alpine, Morganton, Hickory, Lenoir, Newton, Catawba, Statesville, 
Mooresville, Huntsville, Cleveland, Salisbury, China Grove, Concord, 
Lexington, Orphanage, Thomasville, High Point, Randleman, Greens- 
boro, Ruffin, Reidsville, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain, Germanton, Wal- 
nut Cove, Wilkesborc^ Winston, Kernersville, Cedar Falls, Franklins- 
ville. Liberty, Siler, Ore Hill, Manly, Cameron, Carthage, Sanford, 
Pittsboro, Rockingham, Pantego, Chadbourne, Roper, Burlington, Gra- 
ham, Hilisboro, Durham and Raleigh. At all these places the Baptist 
cause has been started or aided in its struggles for existence and growth. 
Then, too, there are hundreds of well-to-do Baptist churches in other 
towns and country places that stand as proof of the wisdom and success- 
ful prosecution of this work. 

The value of church property acquired during these years through our 
Missionaries has been far more than every dollar paid through the Board 
for State Missions during that time. 

The New Testament churches are missionary in polity, spirit, plans 
and work. They are the Lord's organized army to send the gospel to 
all the world; to make known Christ to ever}^ creature. State Missions 
is the united effort of our churches to give the gospel to the destitute of 
our State. By " destitute " we mean all those places and sections that 
are without the knowledge of Bible truths as held and preached by the 
Baptists. "State Missions," therefore, with us means one Lord, one 
faith and one baptism for all the people of North Carolina. 

Not in the spirit of boasting, but with humble gratitude to God for 
his abundant blessings upon the labors of our fathers, woiild we recall 
the marvelous progress already made. 

To-day the Baptists outnumber the combined membership. of all the 
Pedo-Baptist denominations in the State. The North Carolina Baptist 
Almanac, in its approximate statistics, gives 542,510 as the sum total of 
all church members in every denomination in the State. In the Baptist 
churches the number given in said Almanac is 301,010, and in the Anti- 
Missionary, Campbelite and Free- Will Baptist churches there are 22,266 
members. This will leave orih' 210,234 members in all the combined 
Pedo-Baptist denominations in the State. 

According to the last census there is in North Carolina a popti- 
lation of 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

Whites 1,049,191 

Colored 567,170 

Indian ii57i 

Chinese 15 

Total 1,617,947 

If we take the combined church membership of all the denominations 
in the State, viz.: 542,510, from the total population, viz.: 1,617,947, we 
have left 1,075,436 of our people who are "not now numbered as mem- 
bers in anj- of the churches of the State. 

If we take only the combined white membership, viz.: 371,522 from 
the total white population, 1,049,191, according to the census, we have 
677,670 white people in the State who are not merflbers of any church. 

But suppose one-third of this number are children under twelve years 
old, and we still have in North Carolina 451,790 white people who are 
not church members. 

This number of white people in our State, who are not church mem- 
bers would make twenty -five cities larger than the largest city in this 
State. Suppose we had twenty-five cities as large as Wilmington, in 
which there was not a person tinder twelve )'ears of age and not a sin- 
gle church member of an}- denomination among them all, could we not 
easily see the necessity for enlarged State Mission work ? 

We give below an alphabetical list of the Associations in which our 
State Mission work is being done, the names of the workers, and, so far 
as possible, the names of the places at which each one preaches. The 
facts, therefore, in this work, as arranged bj' your Board and the Exec- 
utive Committees of Associations for the Conventional year, are, so far 
as we can now give them in outline, as follows, viz. : 

Alex.\nder County. — C. C. Pool, Cedar Run; A. H. Goodin, 
Gwaltney's Graveyard; I. N. Shaver, two places in the Catawba Valley. 

Anson Association.- — T. S. Wright, New Home, Peachland, McFar- 
land School-house and Horn's School-house. 

Ati^antic Association. — ^J. O. Alderman (resigned), Bayboro, Bay 
Creek, Anson, Mt. Zion, Smith's Creek and Trent's Creek. Bro. A. was 
the only Missionary Baptist preacher in this (Pamlico) county. D. F. 
Aman, Mondine, Dixon's School-house and Morton's School-house; T. 
J. Baker, Dover, Core Creek, Tuscarora, Croatan and Ston}' Branch; 
G. L. Finch, LaGrange, Snow Hill, Union, White Hall and Field's 
School -house; H. C. Moore, Newport; John W. Nobles, Ayden, Grifton, 
Hopewell, Tucker's School-house, IMcGowan's School-house, Hand's 
Cross Roads; J. H. Vernon, Pollocksville, Piny Grove, Trenton, Mays- 
ville and other points; Benj. Ward, Piny Grove, Cool Spring, Christian 
Hope and Providence; C. J. Nelson, Fremont and Eureka. 

Ashe and Alleghany Association. — T. M. Duncan, Obid's Creek 
and other points; J. I). Harris, Sparta, New Hope, Liberty and King's 
Creek; J. F. Stanly, Baptist Home and other points; D. W. Thomasson, 
Jefferson Healing Springs, Beaver Creek, South River and other places; 
W. W. White, Clifton, Brushy Fork, Long Branch and other places. 



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BEUI.AH Association. — S. F. Conrad, Ruffin; J. K. Howell, Lea 
Bethel. 

Brushy Mountain Associ.\tion.— R. L. Pattou, Wilkesboro, Mora- 
vian Falls, Roaring River and Ronda. . 

C.\LD\vELL Association. — I. W. Thomas, Lenoir, and C. M. Murchi- 
son. Granite Falls. 

Cape Fear Association. — W. S. Ballard, Southport, Bethel, Antioch 
and Lebanon; J. P. Lennon at many places. 

Ced.\r Creek. — W. C. West, Hope Mills; E. J. Edwards, two points. 

Central Association. — M. R. Pernell, Harris' Chapel. 

Chowan Association. — N. P. Stallings (resigned), Carlington and 
North Banks. J. F. Tattle, Plymouth and a school-house; Josiah Elliott, 
Olivet; J. T^vnch, Roper. 

Columbus Associ.a.Tion.— T. J. Cobb, Chadburn; D. J. Ray, three 
places. 

Eastern Association. — A. T. Howell (resigned), Jacksonville and 
other places in the country; R. E. Peele, Second Church, Wilmington; 
D. C. Rogers (resigned), Burgaw; J. B. Barlow, Barlow's Chapel; W. L. 
Bilbro, Sharon and Hallsville; S. D. Swaim, Burgaw; J. H. Hildreth, 
Teachey's, Willard's and other places. 

Elkin Associ.\tion. — C. Blevius, Mulberry, Alexander School-house, 
and two other places; J. H. Yarboro, Trap Hill, and other places. 

Flat River Association. — M. R. Pernell, Peace Chapel; J. A. 
Stradley, Rock vSprings. 

Green River Association. — M. M. Landrum, Bridgewater; J. C. 
Sorrel's, Hall Town, Turkey Cove, and other places. 

Kings Mountain Association. — E. J. Bridges, Shady Grove; G. M. 
Webb (resigned), Corinth; C. F. Hickson, Kings Mountain; R. L. Lini- 
rick, Corinth. 

Liberty Association. — Thos. Carrick, Lexington; M. J. Leach, 
Welch Arbor; H. Morton, Denton; H. Sheets, Keruei-sville and Oak 
Hill; J. B. Richardson, Randleman; J. K. Fant, High Point. 

Little River Association. — R. J. Bennett, Pine Poorest; Allen Betts, 
Stanly Creek; H. W. Graham, Little River; J. M. Holleman, Benson. 

Mecklenburg and Cab.arrus Association.— D. M. Austin, Second 
Church, Charlotte; A. J. Hoyle, Huntsville; J. D. Newton (resigned), 
Concord; M. A. Adams (resigned), Concord. 

MT. Zion Association. — C. A. Woodson, North Durham, and Leba- 
non Township; W. E. Warren (resigned). Berry's Grove; J. F. McDuffie, 
Mt. Adar; J. B. Richardson, Burlington; W. R. Dupree, Belvin's; J. C. 
Hocutt, Pope's Chapel, and other points. 

Pilot Mountain Association. — S. F. Conrad, North Winston and 
Walnut Cove; P. H. Pernell (resigned). Broad Street Church, Winston; 
C. C. Haymore, Pilot Mountain and Germanton; N. J. Matthe\\^, Peter's 
Creek; P. Oliver, Bethel, and George's School-house; L- R. Pruett (one 
quarter), Mt. Airy; J. T. Vernon, one School-house; J. T.Jenkins, two 
places. 

Raleigh Association. — O. C. Horton, Princeton and Sardis; H. W. 
Norris, LiHington; J. W. Rose, Four Oaks, Pine Level, and Kenley's; 
Jonathan Wood, Fayetteville Street Church, Raleigh. 

Richmond Assocl-vTion. — L. Johnson, Roberdel and Pleasant Grove; 
A. W. Price (resigned), Laurinbnrg. 

ROBERSON Association. — R. A. Moore, a large number of places; 
W. W. Willis, Jackson Swamp. 

Sandy Creek Association. — W. T. Jones, Siler City, Liberty, Ore 
Hill and Sanford; G. L. Merrell, Cedar Falls, Franklinsville and other 
places. 

South Fork Association. — C. E. Gower, Lincolnton and Mt. Holly; 
A. J. Hoyle, Maiden; J. B. Marsh, Newton. 



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South River Association.— G. S. Best, Royal's Chapel; W. W. 
Page, Trinity; J. W. Tew, Oliver's Grove; W. R. Johnson, Roseboro; 
W. F. Watson, Dunn. 

South Yadkin Association.— A. W. Crabtree, Shady Grove and 
Berea; N. S. Jones, Salisbury and Ellis' School-house; W. A. Pool, 
States'ville; W. J. Hopkins, Mooresville; J. D. Roberson, C. S. Cashwell 
and T. J. Leary, each at a number of places. 

Stanly Association. — ^J. M. Bennett (resigned), China Grove; J. C. 
Dennev, Albemarle and other places; W. G. Morton, two School-houses. 

Tar'River Associ.\Tion. — N. B. Cobb, JNIacon and Benhannon's 
Mission; L. M. Curtis, eight places: George J. Dowell, Everett's and 
two school-houses; W. B. Morton, Weldon; J. R. Pace, Bethel, Mildred, 
Eagle's and two School-houses; J. P. Tuttle, Washington; J. W. Sledge, 
John's Chapel and Sulphur Springs; A. D. Hunter, Forbes' School- 
house; J. F. Love, A. G. Wilcox, J. R. ;Mattliews, each at one School- 
house; John W. Nobles, Griffin, Ayden, Hopewell, Tucker's and 
McGowen; J. D. Huf ham, Tarboro; Levi Perkins, at two School-houses. 

Three Forks Association.— J. F. Davis, Mt. Calvary and Banner 
Elk; E. F. Jones, Blowing Rock. 

Union Association.— J. L. Bennett, Oak Grove; D. F. Snider, two 
places; G. W. Harmon, Monroe; J. A. Hill, Hermon; J. W. Little, 
Hamilton's Cross Roads. 

West Chowan Association.— H. T. Williams, Seaboard and M,ar- 
garettsville; L. M. Green, Pine Forest; B. Leggett, Cedar Branch and 
two School-houses. 

Yadkin Association.— J. H. Lewellen, Low Gap; A. J. Williams, two 
places. 

The above number may to some seem large. Only a part of these, 
however, are employed bj' the Board for their entire time on mission 
fields, some are pastors of self-sustaining churches, with only three- 
fourths, one-half, or one-fourth of their time employed by the Board in 
mission work, while others are pastors (aided) of weak churches in 
important and growing centers of influence and population. Through 
many years of observation your Board has found, where experienced 
pastors can be employed for only a part of their time, at mission stations 
in their reach, that it is the least expensive and shortest way to self-sus- 
taining churches at such places. 

facts and figures. 

The work done by the missionaries and the results reached can be 
shown partly by the following figures, viz: Sermons, 10,672; churches 
supplied, 307; out-stations, 283; persons baptized, 1,028; added by letter, 
1,206; houses of worship building, 82; houses of worship finished, 43; 
churches organized, 87; paid pastors, $15,128.40; given for State Missions, 
$1,280; Foreign Missions, $893.75: Home Missions, ^426.25; Education, 
I372.40; Orphanage, $527.82; number of Sunday-schools, 594; number 
of officers and teachers, 2,286; number of scholars, 18,728: number of 
new schools, 112; contributions by the schools, Ji, 477.25. 

the work 

Of these one hundred and twenty-eight brethren has been done in 
destitute sections embraced by thirty-six out of the forty Associations 
now connected with this Convention. The Brier Creek, Catawba River, 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 17 

Montgomery and Sandy Run Associations being the only parts of oiir 
Conventional territory where the Board has not, during the past year, 
been engaged in mission work. The territory in these sections, for the 
time being, is reasonably well occupied. 

THE CHURCHES AND THEIR PASTORS. 

At the last session of the Convention the following was passed, viz.: 

^'■Resolved, That the churches connected with this Convention be 
requested to give their pastors, at some time during this Conventional 
year, to the Board of Missions to work from one week to a month at such 
times and places as the Corresponding Secretary may direct." 

A large number of churches acted favorably on this request, gave up 
their pastors, and paid their expenses to and from the places at which 
meetings had been arranged for by the Secretary and missionaries on the 
field. We cannot too highly commend the action of these churches or 
the importance of such a work. These pastors went to many places in 
the State where our cause was weak, and their preaching and the influence 
of their visits will be remembered and felt for good through manj' years 
to come. 

This feature of our mission work should be enlarged. If this could 
be done, and suitable blanks for reports were put into the hands of all 
such pastors, and we could give to the Convention next year the name 
of each, the place or places at which he preached, and a tabulated sum- 
mary of all the work done, results reached, and expenses paid, it would, 
doubtless, be one of the most suggestive and helpful parts of the report 
of the Board. Will not the churches and pastors continue and enlarge 
this important department so successfully begun? 

SUGGESTIONS. 

1. That the Board for the next year be appointed early in the session, 
and, so far as practical, from the members now present. 

2. That the Board thus appointed, meet from time to time during the 
week, as may be necessary, and arrange the appointments and appro- 
priations, in mission work for the ensuing year. 

3. That the Board arrange for such special addresses to be delivered 
before the next annual session of this body on the Centennial of Modern 
Missions, and for such Missionary Centennial meetings during the year 
as it may think best; and also provide and put into the homes of our 
people, by sale and gratuitous distribution, such literature as may be 
helpful to the cause of missions. 

4. That some special and practical effort be made during this Con- 
vention to arrange our reasonable quota of the cost for the Baptist house 
of worship in the city of Havana, Cuba. 



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5. That in Article III of the Constitution, the words " second " and 
"November" be struck out, and the words "first" and "December" 
be inserted in their places. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of the Home Mission Board is gradually winning its way 
into the affections and the pockets of the Baptists of North Carolina. 
As our people learn more and more about the labors and successes of the 
faithful workers in the home field and in Cuba, they feel a deeper inter- 
est and give more liberally of their means. We are glad to note that 
the receipts during this Conventional year are larger than ever before. 
But fidelity to truth demands the additional statement that our contri- 
butions to this Board still fall far short of our ability and obligations. 
The Lord is leading b}" his blessings in the work much more rapidly 
than we are following by our assistance to that work. Let pastors 
inform themselves and their people concerning the field and needs of 
the Board, and let vigorous efforts be made all along the line to secure 
increased contributions within the next twelve months to place to the 
credit of Dr. Tichenor and his faithful assistants. 

Our Home Field, an eight-page monthly published by the Board, 
at 25 cents per annum, gives valuable information concerning the mis- 
sionaries and their work, and we warmly commend its regular perusal 
to all who are interested in the advancement of this department of the 
Convention's work. The letters from Diaz and his co-laborers alone 
are worth far more than the subscription price. 

We conclude with the following extract from the Home Field for 
September: 

NEEDS OF THE BOARD. 

"We desire the brethren of the churches to understand the needs of 
the Home Mission Board. It will be remembered that we were com- 
pelled to report to the Convention a debt of $7,500 on last year's opera- 
tions. This year, under instructions from the Convention, we ought to 
pay the whole of the indebtedness on the purchase of the property in 
Havana. This will require not less than thirt3'-five thousand dollars. 
Then, our mission work is more pressing than ever. Many of our fields 
are making the most urgent demands for increase iu our help, and new 
fields are opening before us. It will be seen that, without enlarging our 
work of last year, it will require largely increased contributions to meet 
the existing demand. Unless the Board should receive nearly fifty 
thousand dollars more than it received last year, one of three things 
must occur. Either we must diminish the present work of the Board, 
fail to pay for the house in Havana, or report a debt to the Convention. 
We trust that no one of these things will be required at our hands." 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The following is a list of the Missionaries under appointment of our 
Toreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 19 



SOUTHERN CHINA. 

Canton and vicinity. — R. H. Graves, Mrs. Graves, MissLula Whilden, 
E. Z. Simmons, Mrs. Simmons, Thomas McClo}', Mrs. McClo)', G. W. 
Greene, Mrs. Greene, Miss Nellie Hartwell, Miss H. F. North, Miss 
Mollie McMinn, Mrs. C. J. White and twenty-one native assistants and 
Bible-women. 

CENTRAL CHINA. 

Shanghai.— Islxs. Yates, D. W. Herring, Mrs. Herring, B. F. Tatum, 
Mrs. Tatum. 

Soochow.—{^. O., Shanghai).— T. C. Britton, Mrs. Britton. 

Chinkiang. — W. J. Hunnex, Mrs. Hunnex, R. T. Bryan, Mrs Bryan, 
L. N. Chappell, Mrs. Chappell, I^. W. Pierce, Mrs. Davault, Miss N. A. 
Miner. 

NORTHERN CHINA — P. O., CHEFOO. 

Tung Chozc'.—T. P. Crawford, Mrs. Crawford, G. P. Bostick, Miss 
Laura G. Barton, Miss M. J. Thornton, W. D. King, W. H. Sears, Mrs. 
Sears. 

lVha7tg-Hein.—(Z. W. Pruitt,* Mrs. Pruit,* T. J. League, Mrs. League. 

Pingtu. — Miss Lottie Moon,* Miss Fannie S. Knight. 

AFRICA. 

Lagos. — W. J. David,* Mrs. David, C. C. Newton, Mrs. Newton, Miss 
Alberta Newton, with four native assistants and teachers. 

Abbeokuta — (P. O., Lagos). — W. W. Harvey,* Mrs. Harvey,* C. E. 
Smith, Mrs. Smith, "W. T. Lumbley, Mrs. Lumbley, and one native 
assistant. 

Ogbouioshazu.—V. A. Eubank, Mrs. Eubank, S. G. Pinnock, L. O. 
Murray, native evangelist. 

Gaiini. — Jerry A. Hanson, native evangelist 

Hausser Farm. — Albert Eli, native evangelist. 

* ITALY. 

Rome. — George B. Taylor, 52 Via Giulio Romano. 
Florence.—]. H. Eager and Mrs. Eager, Via Oricellari, 16 bis. 
Rome. — Signor Paschetto. 
Pinerolo. — Signor Ferraris. 
7l/i7a«.— Nicholas Papengouth. 
Venice and Mestre. — Signor Bellondi. 
Bologna. — Signor Colombo. 
Modena. — Signor Martinelli. 
Carpi. — Signor P'asulo. 
Bari and B arietta. — Signor Volpi. 
Naples. — Signor Basile. 
Torre Pellice. — Signor Malan. 
Cagliari, Sardinia. — Signor Arbanasich. 
Iglesias, Sardinia. — Signor Cossu. 

BRAZIL 

Rio de Janeiro. — W. B. Bagbv, Mrs. Bagby, Miss Emma Morton, T. T. 
Martin, t J. J. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor. 

Bahia. — Z. C. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor, W. E. Entzminger, Mrs. Entzmin- 
ger, T. W. Baptista. 



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Maceio. — Senlior Joa Baptista. 

Perfianibuco. — Socrates Borbarema. 

Valenca. — Antonio Morgues. 

Alogoinhas. — Sen. Borges. 

Mitias Geracs. — C. D. Daniel,* Mrs. Daniel,* E. H. Soper, Mrs. Soper, 
J. L. Downing, Mrs. Downing, native assistant. Address — Sao Joao, 
Juiz de Fora, Minas Geraes. 

MEXICO— STATE OF COAHUILA. 

Saltillo.—VJ. D. Powell, Mrs. Powell, H. R. Moseley, Mrs. Moseley, 
Miss L. C. Cabaniss, Miss Alta Smeltzer, Miss L,. A. McDavid, Miss S. A. 
Cooke, Jose M. Cardena, B. F. Muller, and one colporter. 

Farias. — A. B. Rudd, Mrs. Rudd, MissSallie Hale, Samuell Dominguez. 

San Pedro. — Filipe Jimines. 

Zaragosa. — Pablo Rodriguez. 

Galeana. — Porfirio Rodriguez. 

Patos. — Miss Annie J. Mayberry, Alexandro Trevino. 

STATE OF SAN LUIS POTOSI. 

Matehiiala. — J. G. Chastain, Mrs. Cbastain. 

STATES OF ZACATECAS AND AGUAS C.\LIENTES. 

Zacatecas. — H. P. McCormick, Mrs. McCormick and Miss Addie Barton. 

ST .ATE OF JALISCO. 

Gaudalajara.—T). A. Wilson,* Mrs. Wilson,* P. H. Goldsmith, Mrs. 
Goldsmith, Mrs. J. P. Duggan. 

JAPAN. 

J. W. McCollum, Mrs. McCollum, J. A. Brunson, (Sallie R. Brown, mis- 
sionary), Mrs. Brunson. Address — No. ^ Hill, Kobe, Japan. 

The postage to each of our missions is five cents, except to Mexico, 
which is two cents. 

Twenty-one of the above-named missionaries went out from the 
churches of this State. Among them, George W. Greene and wife 
sailed for Canton, China, on 26th of September last. In addition to the 
above, three other missionaries from this State, sent out by our Board at 
Richmond, have been called, years ago, to their reward — M. T. Yates, 
from the Mt. Pisgah church, Mt. Zion Association, and J. H. Lacj^ and 
wife, the former from the INIiltou church, Beulah Association, and the 
latter from Couoconary church. Tar River Association. 

RESOLUTION. 
At the last session of this body the following was passed, viz. : 

''Resolved, That we will, 'looking unto Him,' make an honest effort 
to secure for Foreign Missions during next year $15,000. " 

»At present in this country, fl^nder appointment— to sail soon. 

j^oTE. — Letters addressed to our missionaries in China should be endorsed via San 
Francisco. Those to Africa via England. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 21 

Let it be remembered, however, that this action was taken after all the 
Associations had held their annual meetings, and that this proposition 
could not come before the Associations for their endorsement till late in 
this year. The results, therefore, from this resolution, were not to be 
expected during our past Conventional year, but in the present fiscal 
year of the vSouthern Baptist Convention. From the reports in The 
Foreign JMission Jour^ial for November, it will be seen that this forward 
movement has already been begun. When the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention meets next May it is hoped that the object of the resolution will 
be fully realized. 

MISSION INSTITUTES. 

From a letter addressed to more than one hundred pastors last Febru- 
ary, it was learned that most of them believed "Mission Institutes" 
could be held in different parts of the State during January, Februar}', 
March and April next, greatly to the advantage of missions. This idea 
thus suggested was taken hold of in other States and successful "Mis- 
sion Institutes " held with most gratifying results. 

OUR NEEDS. 

To reach the largest practical results in Foreign Missions we need at 
home a family life, well instructed in the Scriptural missionary ideas 
and the marvelous facts of the past century; a business life, with single- 
ness of aim, recognition of responsibilities, and consecration of talents; 
a church life, growing out of, and built on regenerated individuals, well- 
trained, hopeful, active and faithful in duties; a denominational life, 
united, aggressive, eagle-e3'ed, and God-honoring — a stronger grip on 
the great verities of Bible faith and clearer views of our one great God- 
given work. The day of the bloody arena, the stake, the rack, and the 
thumb-screw in this land has perhaps forever passed away; but let us 
see to it that the day of the martyr grip on truth, the Apostolic zeal for 
souls, and the Christ-like manliness in dealing with humanity, pass not 
away. William Cary not only caught the true idea and spirit of missions 
from the New Testament, but, what was equally important, the divine 
order in the work itself. "Attempt great things for God, and expect 
great things from God." Our great attempts must precede our great 
expectations. We are commanded to undertake what we have neither 
the strength nor the necessary means to do. We are not to plan accord- 
ing to the seeming ability and spirit of the churches only, but rather 
according to the "all power in heaven and in earth" pledged for the 
work and to the workers. The things that are impossible with men are 
possible with God. If, therefore, the Lord worketh in us to will — to plan 
largely — will He not also work in us to do — to perform the work planned ? 
It is not said, " Be it unto you-according to your ability "; but, " accord, 
ing to your faith." Must we not trust Him with large missionary plan- 



22 MINUTES OF THE 

ning, before He will trust us with large missionary contributions ? Is it 
not most significantly said in John ii: 22, " Many believed on His name 
because they saw the miracles which He did; but Jesus did not believe 
in them?" 

To secure our personal salvation we gave ourselves to God, and to 
secure the salvation of others we must give ourselves to men — humanity. 
Allegiance to Christ involves and demands allegiance to humanity. The 
saved must save. The living must impart life. The quickened must 
quicken. The God-like must be man-like. The higher must lift up the 
lower. 

The heathen without the Gospel are in the midst of a night without a 
star, a grave without a resurrection, and on the way to an eternity of 
deep despair. The Gospel is the one and only remedy. All the great 
educating, uplifting, redeeming influences in this world have their roots 
in this remedy. Our highest interests in this life and the life to come 
demand fidelity; the lingering influences of the glorified once with us 
call upon us to redeem the time, and the command of Jesus Christ to 
" go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature " comes 
with the power and character of God guaranteed to us that His promises 
will not fail — " It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish 
that which / please, and shall prosper in the thing whereto / sent it: 
nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy 
God.'' Divine guidance and power, human obedience and heroic 
endeavor are the combined energies to make glorious the Redeemer's 
kingdom on the earth. The mission spirit is the life-blood of the Chris, 
tian's work. In this work the real worth of humanity and Christ's glory 
therein are to be seen as never before, and from it we are to expect the 
greatest possible development in our churches at home. To neglect ouj- 
own land would not only color and limit our religious horizon in the 
future, but greatly diminish the power of the only light that can drive 
away the darkness now hard down upon the nations beyond the seas. 
During the missionary centennial year the press should find and create 
readers as never before. The Bible, the gospel, the facts about missions 
at home and abroad, should go into the languages and homes of all. 

Some of the Lord's people have not yet learned that the most impera- 
tively needed factor now in missions is the consecration of themselves 
and what they have in continued hopeful service, but the number of 
such persons is, doubtless, greatl_v increased every year. Wherever 
genuine piety exists knowledge will kindle zeal and direct the life. Here 
growth is pre-eminently the law of life, and progress brings every 
needed help. 

The statement is made by England's greatest statesman that the 
increase in the world's wealth between 1800 and 1870 was greater than 
during the eighteen hundred years preceding the beginning of this cen 
tury, and from 1870 to 1S80 it was equal to that accumulated during the 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 23 

first seventy years of this century. Then the great statesman sees in 
this marvelous accumulation of wealth the greatest possible dangers to 
the interest of Christ's kingdom. Henry C. Potter, the Episcopal Bishop 
of New York, and the Romish Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, have 
recently written on the same subject. They agree, in the main, with 
England's great ex-Prime Minister in his statements of the accumulation 
of wealth, and in his telescopic discovery of the dangers before the 
Lord's cause. But when we remember that this wonderful increase in 
the world's wealth during the past century has been, not in Pagan or 
Papal, but Protestant Christian nations, and that God's predestinated 
purpose to give the Gospel to all the world through His people necessa- 
rily involves His purpose to put thena in possession of the ways and 
means to obey His commands, may we not, instead of seeing, as these 
writers do, in this accumulation of wealth, the dark clouds on destruc- 
tion bent, God's preparation for His people to preach the Gospel to all 
the world ? 

Many believe that during the next century there will be entered and 
developed within the territory of the Southern Baptist Convention, the 
largest wealth ever known on any territory of the same proportion in 
the history of the world. If we now remember that God, in his strange 
providence, has in this missionary century from its beginning, put the 
Baptists at the front in giving the Gospel to the heathen, and prospered 
their work there more than that of any other people, and that here in 
these Southern States, where, doubtless, so much wealth is soon to 
be gathered, there are now more than half the Baptist people of the 
world, may we not conclude that the Baptists of this Southland are to 
be our Lord's special field from which to supply, very largely, the 
means and the workers in the world-wide field of missions ? 

The final victory is predestinated, "All the ends of the earth shall see 
the salvation of our God," said Isaiah, the great Mission Prophet of the 
Old Testament, seven hundred years before Jesus came in human flesh. 
This glorious day is before us. Forces are being armed, drilled and 
concentrated. The outlines of the battle are not only seen in "The 
Book," but are almost visible in God's preparation of the nations to give 
the final order through the Spirit in His people. 

God is, God wills, God makes known His will towards man to men, 
and through men for men; missionaries depart, light and life break forth 
and nations turn. 

Man could as reasonably attempt to " roll back the burning wheel of 
the sun, or chain the stars in their courses," as to stop the progress of 
the Gospel of our Lord in the world. " How beautiful upon the mount- 
ains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, 
that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith 
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth." 



24 MINUTES OF THE 

SUNDAY-SCHOOLS AND COLPORTAGE. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

At the last session of the Convention the following action was taken: 

^'Resolved, That the Convention instruct the Board of Missions and 
Sunday-schools to employ a suitable brother as Secretary, who shall have 
charge of the Sundaj-school and Colportage department and Sunday- 
school Supply Store." 

On December ad, 1890, the Board elected J. F. Love to the above 
position, and on January 14th, 1891, he declined. On March 6th, 1891, 
C. A. Rominger was elected to the position; on March 13th, 1891, he 
declined. On the same date M. L. Kesler was elected and April 17th 
accepted, to begin work 15th June. So> then, from December, 1890, to 
June 15th, 1891, this department was practically without an officer. 
While waiting for these brethren, the Secretary of Missions, of course, 
could not give it his former attention, and so the best part of the year 
for organization and collecting was lost. In this state of aflFairs the Cor- 
responding Secretary entered upon his duties. To him the work was 
entire!}- new and the difficulties many and formidable. In the absence 
of any very definite method of procedure, he has visited a number of 
Associations, seeking out the needs of the work, so that some more 
definite plans of work might be devised. He has attempted to stir up more 
general interest, insisting especially on better organization. It has been 
almost impossible to get the churches to pledge for this department. 
Their energies and sympathies are pre-occupied b}- other objects. 

Some Associations have organized Sunday-school Associations accord- 
ing to previous recommendations. Many more have agreed thus to 
organize. The Treasurer's report will show that the revenue of this 
department conies almost entirely from the business done in the 
store. 

SUPPLV-STORE ST.-VTEMENT. 

By stock (cost price) $ 1,022 23 

By general accounts 742 94 

By accounts against Colporters 544 35 

Office furniture, etc 215 00 

Cash 298 33 

Stamps 41 59 

By balance 300 19 

% 3.164 63 

Dr. 

To claims against Store.-- % 3,163 63 

Amount of liabilities over assets % 300 19 

Donations and discounts to individuals and schools. S 375 48 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 25 



COI.PORTAGE. 

There are twelve Colporters working under the Board, two who are 
not co-operating with the Board. Most of these work a very small por- 
tion of their time; what they do is crowded in between other duties. 
Tlie reports are not all in, but, as well as we can get the facts, the fol- 
lowing is a statement of the work done: 

Days of labor 541 

Miles traveled 6,427 

Families visited 3,882 

Families destitute of the Bible 255 

Sermons preached 356 

Addresses 91 

Sunday-schools visited 52 

Sunday-schools organized 11 

Prayer-meetings held 97 

Persons baptized - -3 

Churches organized--: i 

No. Bibles and Testaments given away ■ 710 

Value of Bibles and Testaments given away | 199 84 

Total value of books sold -' 1,673 20 

Total value of sales and donations 1,746 89 

In last year's report the following recommendation was made: 

" That the pastors of our churches, and officers and teachers in our 
Sunday-schools, and such other members of our churches as the schools 
may select, meet with the First Baptist Church in the city of Raleigh, 
N. C, on Thursday, 8 p. m., March 5th, 1891, to organize a compact, 
■working, Baptist State Sunday-school Convention." 

This meeting was held, and the Convention organized. What was 
done can be learned from the minutes of that body. This new move- 
ment bids fair to be permanent, but the lines upon which it will operate 
are not 5'et clearly defined. We anxiousl}' await the result. 

At the meeting of the Board, Nov. 6th, the Corresponding Secretary 
of this department (Bro. Kesler) gave notice to the Board of his deter- 
mination to close his connection with this work and to enter the 
pastorate. 

The Board most cheerfully bears testimony to the faithfulness with 
v?hich Bro. Kesler has served the Convention during the four and a-half 
months of his administration as a Corresponding Secretary of the Sun- 
day-school and Colportage Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. PACE, PresH of Board. 

C. Durham, Cor. Sec. of Convention. 



26 MINUTES OF THE 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE 
OF MISSIONS. 



The year just closing has been one marked by many advances. 

At the first of the year the editor of the Recorder kindh' granted us a 
column in his paper to be used in the interest of the Woman's Missionary 
Societies. In March, during the session of the Sunda}'-school Conven- 
tion, a called meeting of representatives of a number of societies was 
held and arrangements perfected for an Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies. 

In Ma}' the societies of North Carolina formally became part of the 
Woman's Missionary Union, auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, to which now belong all the Woman's Missionary Societies of the 
Baptist churches of the South. Since our union with this body, we have 
received large grants of mite boxes, missionary tracts and leaflets, and 
have been the recipients of much valuable aid in our work. Already 
are we feeling the strength and enthusiasm that comes from union, and 
are enabled to bring our work into greater conformity to that of our sisters 
in other States. 

The Annual Meeting referred to above holds its first session in Golds. 
bore November nth and 12th, and promises to be an occasion of unusual 
interest and great service in informing the ladies as to our plans of work 
and of creating enthusiasm for missions. This annual meeting consists 
of one representative from each Missionary Society, and has for its sole 
object the discussion of mission work, and plans best adapted for the 
use of Woman's Missionary Societies. Among the signs of progress, 
equally as significant, are the greater interest taken by the pastors in the 
work, the larger number of societies contributing, and the increase of 
more than sixty per cent, on the amounts contributed. 

The only feature of the work that has not advanced as we would wish, 
is that of the children's Sunbeam Missionar}- Societies. Those organized 
are doing such effectual work in implanting in the minds of the children 
never to be forgotten missionary truths, and teaching them the invalua- 
ble lesson of systematic giving, that it is a constant matter of regret that 
so few are availing themselves of their aid. 

The statistical report is as follows: 

Letters written -- 303 

Missionary Talks se:nt o\i\. 13,800 

Prayer-cards 1,000 

Missionary tracts, leaflets, etc 2,525 

Mite barrels 459 

New societies formed 21 

Number of societies contributing 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 27 

These have contributed as follows: 

Foreign Missions |i,554 67 

Home Missions ^ 605 61 

State Missions 339 31 

Orphanage 257 48 

Education 132 60 

Louisville Seminary Education 20 00 

Endowment Wake Forest 5 00 

No object stated .^ 28 82 

Missionary boxes, value _ 183 00 

Expense fund i 65 

Total l3>i2S 14 

Increase over last year 1,206 58 

FANNIE C. HECK, Pres. W. C. C. 
Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Cor. Sec. IV. C. C. 

C. Durham moved that so much of the report of Board of 
Missions as refers to State Missions be considered at the 
time named for that object in the report on order of business. 

R. VanDeventer read report, which was adopted, as 
follows: 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Nine to 9:30 A. M., Devotional exercises. 

Wednesday, i p M, Aged Ministers' Relief; 7:30 p. M., Orphanage. 

Thursday, 10 A. M., State Missions; 7:30 p. m.. Foreign Missions. 

Friday, 10 A. M., Education; 11:30 a. m., Periodicals; 7:30 p. m.. Home 
Missions. 

Saturday, 10 A. m., Sunday-schools. 

Followed by reports of committees and miscellaneous business. 

R. T. VANN, 
J. D. HUFHAM, 
R. VanDEVENTER, 

Committee. 

J. H. Edwards, Chairman of Committee, submitted the 
following report on 

HOURS OF MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT. 

Meet at 9 A. m. 

Adjourn at 2 p. m. 

Meet at 7:15 p. M,; adjourn at pleasure. 

Report adopted. 



28 MINUTES OF THE 

On motion of J. D. Hufham, tlie various parts of the 
report of the Board of Missions and Sunda3'-schools, were 
ordered to be taken up, according to order of business, and 
the several recommendations therein were referred to a 
special committee, to be appointed by the Chair. 

Rev. E. A. Wright, pastor of Protestant ]\Iethodist 
Church in Goldsboro, was recognized and welcomed as a 
visitor. 

C. A. Woodson read report as follows: 

REPORT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST MINISTERS' 
RELIEF BOARD. 

At the last session of this Convention, the Board that has charge of the 
Fund for the relief of our aged and needy ministers, and the needy wid- 
ows of deceased ministers, was located at Durham, N. C. Soon after the 
Convention closed, the Board organized by appointing Rev. J. L. White, 
President; F. P. Hobgood, Vice-President; Rev. C. A. Woodson, Corre- 
sponding Secretary; Jjio. D. Markham, Recording Secretary and Treas- 
urer; H. A. Reams and W. A. Albright, Auditors. 

We have now the following 

BENEFICIARIES 

on our list, viz.: Rev. Jas. Broomfield, Gastonia, N. C; Rev.Wm. Harris, 
Kapp's Mills, N. C. ; Mrs. C. F. Humphries, Oxford; Rev. Jesse Howell, 
New Hill; Mrs. B. H. Phillips, Reidsville; Rev. J. W. Gore, Eoka; Rev. 
W. J. Combs, Trap Hill; Rev. J. B. Barlow, Sloop Point; Rev. O. 
Churchill, Moncure; Rev. W. C. Owen, Waxhaw; Mrs. C. L. Powell, 
Fair BluflF, N. C. 

It will thus be seen that we are aiding eight aged and need)- ministers, 
and three widows. The Board is very careful in receiving beneficiaries 
on their list. Each one must be endorsed by the Moderator and Execu- 
tive Committee of his or her Association. Besides this, we further 
inquire into their cases by correspondence with well-known brethren 
and sisters living near them. 

Your attention is called to the accompanying report of our Treasurer, 
as to a detailed report of the financial status of the Board. It will be 
sufficient here to say, that our total receipts, from all sources, have 
amounted to $727.05. We have paid out during the year to beneficiaries 
$237.75; for printing, postage, &c., $13.48; traveling expenses of Corre- 
sponding Secretary, $33.81; leaving a permanent interest-bearing fund 
of $242.35, and a balance on hand for immediate use of $199.66. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVEXTIOX. 29 



THE WORK. 

More and more this work grows on our hands. Our churches and 
associations are falling into line in supporting it. The manifest favor o^ 
God has rested upon us during the last year. We are in pressing need 
of funds to meet current expenses. We are under lasting obligations to 
the brethren, churches and associations that have aided i;s. We feel 
constrained to mention especially a gift of ^200 by a noble Christian 
woman, whose name is withheld, which came in a time of special need. 
God will reward her for remembering his needy servants. 

By the provisions of the will of our worthy brother A. C. Melke, lately 
deceased, $6,000 were bequeathed to the Trustees of the Baptist State 
Convention, to be by them safely invested, and the interest of which is 
to accrue to the support of our aged ministers under the supervision of 
vour Board. Said interest cannot be used by the Board, however, durinsf 
the lifetime of three ladies mentioned in the will. Your Board cannot, 
then, for a good many years to come, receive any help from this bequest 
in the prosecution of its work, unless the amount bequeathed to the 
Trustees of the Convention be invested in securities bearing eight per 
cent, interest; and in that case the amount realized will be only $120 per 
annum. 

It may, after all, be best that our work, for many years to come, should 
lean directly upon the shoulders of our people for support. Looking to 
the Lord, and to our brethren and sisters all over our beloved State for 
the means to prosecute our work successfully, we submit this report for 
your consideration. J. L. WHITE, President. 

C. A. Woodson, Cor. Sec. 

Durham, N. C, November 6th, 1891. 
To the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 

Dear Brethren: — I beg to submit the following annual report of 
receipts and disbursements of the Baptist Ministers' Relief Fund. 

RECEIPTS. 
1890. 

Dec. 17. From D. McEachen, former treasurer. 
1891. 
March 4. 



April 29. 
May 5. 
June 3. 



Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow 

First Baptist Church, Wilmington, N. C 

Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow 

D. L. Gore, Wilmington, N. C 25 00 

Mrs. S. J. Hester, Durham, N. C 

Unknown sister "Kempie," by Rev. C.T. Bailey, 
Ashpole Baptist Church, by A. J. Floyd, Treas., 

Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow 

Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow 



19 42 


6 


33 


65 


19 


4 


46 


25 


00 


I 


00 


200 


00 


7 


22 


5 


57 


4 


29 



30 MINUTES OE THE 

July 9. From Smithfield Baptist S. -school, by J. M. Beaty $ 4 04 

August 4. " Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow i 58 

Sept. I. " Smithfield Baptist Church, by J. M. Beaty 3 35 

" Mt. Zion Uuion, by Rev. C. A. Woodson 5 56 

Oct. 12. " Second Baptist Church, Durham, N. C, by J. 

V. Rigsbee 6 50 

19. " Union Association, by O. M. Saunders 6 40 

" Catawba Association, by Rev. H. D. Lequeux 4 91 

23. " Tar River, by Rev. C. A. Woodson 2835 

" MoreheadCityBap't Church, by C. A.Woodson, 355 

26. " First Baptist Church, Durham, N. C, by J. M. 

Whitted 24 09 

Nov. 6. " Louisburg Baptist Church, by J. S. Barrow 6 61 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer B. S. Convention 212 C2 

" Sandy Creek Asso'n, by Rev. C. A. Woodsou-- 17 07 

" Atlantic Association, by Rev. C. A. Woodson-- 13 92 

" D. C. Bell, by Rev. C. A. Woodson 5 00 

" Mt. Zion Association, by Rev. C. A. Woodson, 15 66 

" Robeson Association, by Rev. C. A. Woodson, iS go 

" Raleigh Association, by Rev. C. A. Woodson.- 11 96 



I 727 05 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Dec. 22. Paid Mrs. B. H. Phillips, beneficiary $ 12 75 

April 24. " Educator Company, printing 7 50 

" W. A. Albright, stamps, &c 2 28 

" W. H. Rogers, blank books i 20 

" Rev. Jas. Broomfield, beneficiary 10 00 

" Mrs. B. H. Phillips, beneficiary 15 00 

" Mrs. E. Humphries, beneficiary 15 00 

" Rev. J. W. Combs, beneficiar}- 15 00 

" Rev. J. B. Barlow, beneficiary 15 00 

June 9. " Mrs. B. H. Phillips, beneficiary 10 00 

July 9. " W. A. Albright, stamps, &c 2 50 

16. " Rev. J. W. Gore, beneficiary — 10 00 

" Rev. Wm. Harris, beneficiary 10 00 

Sept. 9. " Rev. W. C. Owen, beneficiary 10 00 

" Rev. Jesse Howell, beneficiary 10 00 

" Rev. O. Churchill, beneficiary 10 00 

Oct. 23. " Mrs. B. H. Phillips, beneficiary 20 00 

" Rev. J. Broomfield, beneficiary 5 00 

" Rev. O. Churchill, beneficiary' 5 00 

" Rev. J. W. Gore, beneficiary 5 00 

" Mrs. E. Humphries, beneficiary 10 00 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 31 

Total receipts, brought forward ^727 05 

Oct. 23. Paid Rev. J. W. Combs, beneficiary $ 5 00 

" Rev. J. B. Barlow, beneficiary 5 00 

" Rev. Wm. Harris, beneficiar}^ 5 00 

" Rev. W. C. Owen, beneficiary 5 00 

" Rev. Jesse Howell, beneficiary 10 00 

Nov. 6. " Rev. C. A. Woodson, expenses 33 81 

" Mrs. C. A. Powell, beneficiary 20 00 $ 285 04 

I 442 01 
Placed to credit of Permanent Interest-Bearing Fund 242 35 

Balance $ 199 66 

RECAPITULATION. 

Total receipts $ 727 05 

Total amount paid beneficiaries $237 75 

Total expenses Corresponding Secretary 33 81 

Total stationer}', printing, &c 13 48 

Amount General Fund on hand : 199 66 

Amount' Permanent Interest-Bearing Fund on hand, 242 35 727 05 

Nov. 6. By Balance General Fund on hand $ 199 66 

B\' Balance Permanent Interest-Bearing Fund on hand, 242 35 

Total Balance on hand |'442 01 

JOHN L. MARKHAM, 
Treas. the B. M. R. B. 
We have examined the above account, and find it correct. 

H. A. REAMS, 
W. A. ALBRIGHT, 
Auditors the B. M. R. B. 

The report was discussed by C. A.Woodson, J. L-. White, 
J. S. Hardaway, H. A. Reams, E. K. Proctor and others, 
and made special order for "yV^ednesday morning, after the 
disposition of the subject of State Missions. 

The Chair announced the following Special Committee 
on suggestions of Board of Missions and Sunday-Schools: 
E. K. Proctor, Jr., W. T. Faircloth, W. E. Bowers, L. M. 
Curtis, T. H. Briggs, Isham Royall. 

A motion was carried that the other committees be ap- 
pointed, and the Chair announced the following: 



32 MINUTES OF THE 

To Nominate Ministers' Relief Board. — C. A. Woodson, J. W. Carter, 
J. H. Vernon, J. K. Howell, A. B. Adkins, I,. R. Carroll. 

To Nominate Board of Education. — R. D. Fleming, H. T. Shanks, J. 
F. Love, A. W. Earl}-, L. G. Broughton, R. A. Moore. 

Baptist Orpha7iage.—T. J. Taylor, A. G. McManaway, J. Y. Joyner, J. 
W. Watson, J. H. Watkins, Rufus Ford, J. L. White, E. M. Cooke. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday-schools. — ^J. B. Boone, E. 
J. Edwards, O. C. Horton, H. B. DufFy, C. A. Rominger, D. J. Clark, J. 
A. Smith, J. T. Edmundson. 

Periodicals.—^. Van Deventer, J. A. Smith, R. P. Thomas, O. T. Ed- 
wards, J. S. Hardaway, W. R. Gwaltney. 

Obituaries.—"^. H. Pritchard, J. L. Carroll, W. R. Gwaltney. 

Place and Preachers for Next Convention. — F. P. Hobgood, L. R. Pru- 
ett, A. C. Davis, J. B. Harrill. 

Finance. — W. N. Jones, H. A. Reams, P. A. Dunn. 

A telegram was received from the North Carolina stu- 
dents at Louisville, Ky., as follows: 

"The North Carolina students send greeting, Titus iii: 15. 

J. O. ALDERMAN." 

On motion, the President appointed T. Hume and J. L. 
Carroll to respond to the telegram. The telegram sent in 
response was as follows: 

" GoLDSBORO, N. C, November 11, 1891. 
"7b the North Carolina Students, Louisville, Ky.: 

" I Timothy iv: 12; 2 Thessalouians i: 11, 12. 

"BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION, 

"Per Carroll and Hutne.'"' 

Convention adjourned, with benediction by J. L. Carroll. 



WEDNESDAY— Evening Session. 

The Convention reassembled at 7:15 o'clock, and was 
led in prayer by A. A. Newhall, late missionary to the 
Telugoos. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 33 

After various announcements, Dr. George T. Winston, 
President of the University of North Carolina, was intro- 
duced, and entertained the Convention with an address of 
some length on the importance of public school education 
and the value of well-developed moral character to both 
church and State, as contrasted with wealth, intelligence 
and learning without character. 

On motion of N, B. Broughton, by request of the two 
committees, the order of business was so changed as to 
make the Report on Ministerial Education take the place 
of Report on Baptist Orphanage, and vice versa. 

W. R. Gwaltney read the Report on Ministerial Educa- 
tion, as follows: 

ANNUAIv REPORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

To educate young men called of God to the ministry, and approved by 
their churches, is one of the primary objects of our Convention, as 
stated in the Constitution. To aid poor young men thus called and 
approved, the Education Board was established. And to its work our 
denomination owes a large measure of its present prosperity and influ- 
ence. A majority of the most efficient pastors in the State were aided 
by this Board. Seven of the nine missionaries in foreign fields from 
North Carolina were our beneficiaries. No agency employed bv the 
Convention has accomplished more for the cause of our Master. 

There are now seventy-one young men at Wake Forest College study- 
ing for the ministry. Of this number, forty are receiving aid from the 
Education Board, and others, equally as promising, are asking help 
There are several more at the College who will have to leave by Christ- 
mas if help cannot be given them. Brethren, what shall we do? Shall 
we go forward? We believe these young men are called of God to 
preach His Gospel. Their churches recognize their gifts and call, and 
highly recommend them. Shall they leave with their meagre prepara- 
tion for their life-work for want of the necessary means ? A little 
increase of liberality to this cause will answer this question satisfactorily. 

We are glad to be able to report the Board clear of debt, with a bal- 
ance in the hands of the Treasurer. And in this condition we desire to 
keep this work, this work which God has so signally blessed. With the 
co-operation of all the churches this can be done, and the work steadily 
enlarged. 



o4 MINUTES OF THE 

Our financial report is as follows: 

Received from J. D. Bousball, Treasurer of Convention $3,299.32 

Disbursed, as per vouchers 3,288.53 

Balance on hand, Nov. 8, 1891 io-79 

I have examined the accounts of the Treasurer, and find the above 
statement correct. JOHN M. BREWER, Auditor. 

W. L. PoTEAT, President. 

W. R. GwALTNEY, Cor. Sec. 

W. R. Gwaltney described the nature of the work done, 
and the character and requirements of the men aided. He 
did not ask for money now, as the Education Board was 
out of debt and had a balance in the Treasury. 

W. H. Whitsitt, who had just arrived, with valise in 
hand, was invited to present the claims of the North Caro- 
lina students at the Seminary. He said there were now 
223 students at the Seminary, with a prospect that the 
number would increase to 250 before the close of another 
year. Of those aided by the fund which he represented, 
nine were from North Carolina. It cost about $80 apiece 
to meet the board bills of these. He asked the Baptists of 
North Carolina to give him $720 to feed the nine North 
Carolina students who are now present. It now takes 
$1,400 a month to meet the expenses of all the benefici- 
aries at the Seminary. 

A collection was taken up in cash and pledges amounting 
to $766.77. 

Convention then adjourned, with benediction by J. S. 
Hard away. 



THURSDAY, NOV. 12— Morning Session. 

Convention opened with devotional exercises conducted 
by W. F. Watson, of Carthage. 

President called the body to order. INIinutes of yester- 
day were read and approved. 



BArTIST STATE COXVENTION. 35 

Forty-eight additional delegates reported. 

The following visiting brethren were welcomed to seats: 
J. A. Speight, editor of the A sheville Baptist^ representing 
the Western Convention, and W. H. Whitsitt, representing 
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

The President appointed the pastor and deacons of 
Goldsboro church a committee on religious exercises. 

J. B. Boone read the report of committee to nominate 
Board of Missions and Sunday-schools. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

N. B. Broiighton, W. H. Pace, J. W. Denmark, G. M. Allen, C. T. 
Bailey, T. H. Briggs, J. M. Heck, J. N. Holding, W. N. Jones, J. D. 
Boushall, G. W. Sauderliu, R. R. Overby, J. M. Broughton, J. D. Huf- 
ham, J. C. Birdsong, A. L. Ferrell, L. O. Lougee,' W. G. Upchurch, T. 
W. Blake, J. H. Alford, W. H. Holloway, J. W. Carter, C. B. Edwards, 
T. E. Skinner, E. M. Goodwin, J. J. Hall, W. R. Gwaltney, N. B. Cobb, 
M. T. Norris, J. B. Boone, J. B. Martin, J. C. Caddell, F. P. Hobgood, 
J. C. Ellington, C. J. Hunter, C. W. Carter. 

Anson, A. W. Price; Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller; Atlantic, H. B. 
Duffy and J. C. Whitty; Alexander, D. W. Pool; Beulah, C. A. Romin- 
ger; Brier Creek, W. A. Myers; Brushy Mountain, R. L,. Patton; Cald- 
well, ..VI. D. Smith; Cedar Creek, J. G. Fisher; Central, P. A. Dunn; 
Catawba River, Samuel Huffman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, 
R. T. Vanu; Eastern, T. H. Pritchard, O. P. Meeks; Elkin, J. S. Kilby; 
Flat River, R. H. Marsh; Green River, C. B. Justice; Kings Mountain, 
H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Meck- 
lenburg and Cabarrus, A. G. McManaway; Mt. Zion, J. L. White; Pilot 
Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, H. W. Norris and O. C. Horton; Rich- 
mond, L. Johnson; Robeson, E. K Proctor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, O. T. 
Edwards; South Fork, J. S. Bridges; South River, Isham Royal; South 
Yadkin, J. B. Holman; Stanly, S. D. Morton; South Atlantic, J. M. 
Long; Tar River, C. M. Cooke and H. W. Battle; Three Forks, E- F. 
Jones; Union, G. W. Harman; West Chowan, J. B. Brewer; Yadkin, 
J. G. Burrus; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; Columbus County, A. M. 
McKinuon. 

Report adopted. 

So much of the report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday-schools as referred to State missions was then taken 
up and discussed. 



36 MINUTES OF THE 

C. Durham stated that the Board had collected and paid 
out to the missionaries more money than had been paid out 
up to the Convention of last y^ar, a larger number of mis- 
sionaries had been employed and a greater number of des- 
titute places occupied. Still there was due our missiona- 
ries about $i,8oo, and he submitted the matter to the 
Convention. 

R. E. Peele, missionary pastor at Brooklyn church, Wil- 
mington, being called out, stated that about 300 had been 
added to mission churches in and around Wilmington 
during the past year, and that the whole denomination had 
been stimulated to greater endeavors in the Eastern Asso- 
ciation. He thought we had talking, talking, talking 
enough. Now we wanted to raise the $1,800 that was 
needed by this Board. 

C. J. Nelson, of Goldsboro, gave a brief history of the 
origin and progress of the Goldsboro Baptist church from 
its organization in 1841 to its present membership of 360. 

J. D. Hufham read from Acts xi: 27-30, and stated that 
this was the only way out of the present difficulty. Home 
Mission work in Apostolic times was ten years in advance 
of the Foreign Mission work. Paul was Corresponding 
Secretary of Foreign IMission Work and Peter was Corre- 
sponding Secretary of Home Mission work. Paul separated 
to work among heathen ten years after Peter was put in 
charge of Home Mission work. 

A collection was then taken up amounting to $1,004.55. 
The Ladies' Missionary Society increased this amount $70, 
making a sum total, in cash and pledges, of $1,074.55. 

So much of the report as referred to State Missions was 
then adopted, and the Convention united in singing "Praise 
God from whom all blessings flow." 

The special order being the report of Ministers' Relief 
Board it was then taken up. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 37 

The following amendment was offered to report by Bro. 
B. K. Proctor and adopted, viz. : 

Resolved, That our churches throughout the State be requested to 
contribute as regularly for the work of the Ministers' Relief Board as for 
any other denominational work, and we respectfully suggest that our 
churches hold meetings on Christmas day and utilize these meetings by 
contributing for this object. 

Remarks on report as amended were then made by C. A. 
Woodson, W. R. Gwaltney, J. D. Hufham, J. J. ^Hall, 
Henry A. Reams, C. E. Taylor, C. W. Scarborough, H. 
W. Battle, J. W. Carter, T. H. Pritchard. 

C. Durham moved that the report be amended by strik- 
ing out the names of the beneficiaries. The motion, after 
considerable discussion by C. Durham, J. D, Hutham, 
Woodson, Battle, Carter, Scarborough, J. A. Delk and 
others, was lost 

The motion to adopt the report was then unanimously 
carried. 

T. P. Bell, Corresponding Secretary of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Board, was recognized and invited to a seat. 

Committee to nominate Board of Education reported as 
follows: 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

W. Iv. Poteat, W. B. Royal, D. W. Allen, E. G. Beckwith, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell, P. A. Dunn, W. B. 
Dunn, W. H. Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, I,. R. Mills, J. 
B. Powers, F. M. Purefoy, Wm. Royall, C. E. Taylor, A. R. Vann, J. F. 
Lanneau, Rev. John Mitchell, \V. R. Gwaltney, R. E. Royal. ■ 

Committee on suggestions of Board of Missions and Sun- 
day-schools reported by recommending that the Convention 
adopt the five suggestions of the Board. 

Moved by J. D. Hufham that the report be amended so 
as to continue the present time of meeting of the Con- 
vention. 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

Discussed by J. D, Huf ham and C. Durham, and then 
■withdrawn. 

Moved by T. H. Pritchard that the report be amended so 
as to make it read on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday. 

R. T. Vann moved to amend by making time of meeting 
Thursday night instead of Tuesday night. 

Discussed by A. G. McManaway, Vann, Speight, Hol- 
man and Hufham, and carried. 

It was finally decided to amend the Constitution so as to 
make the time of meeting hereafter on Thursday night 
after the first Sunday in December. 

Committee on place of meeting reported Tabernacle 
church, Raleigh, as the place, J. S. Hardaway, of Oxford, 
preacher; Rufus Ford, of New Bern, alternate. 

Moved by T. H. Pritchard that the Western Baptist 
Convention be invited to meet with this body in its next 
annual meeting and celebrate with us the Centennial of 
Modern Missions. Motion carried. 

The Secretary read a communication from Prof J. Y. 
Joyner, Superintendent of Goldsboro Graded Schools, 
inviting delegates and visitors to see the public schools of 
the city to-day and to-morrow between the hours of 9 a. m. 
and 2:30 p. M. 

Adjourned, with benediction by J. D. Hufham. 



THURSDAY— Evening Session. 

Convention met at 7:15 P. M. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Iv. G. Broughton. 

The subject of Foreign Missions being the special order 
for this hour, so much of the Report of the Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday-schools as relates to that subject was 
taken up. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 39 

The President recognized T. P. Bell, Corresponding Sec- 
retary of the Foreign Mission Board, who gave a detailed 
account of the work of the Southern Baptist Convention in 
China, Italy, Africa, Brazil and Mexico. 

He was followed by A. A. Newhall with an account of 
the wonderful work of grace among the Telugoos. 

The congregation arose and sang, "From Greenland's 
Icy Mountains," after which R. VanDeventer addressed 
the Convention. 

He was followed by T. H. Pritchard. 

C. Durham suggested a collection, which was taken and 
amounted to $39.72. 

T. P. Bell made a statement concerning the expenses of 
the Vv'ork of collecting and forwarding money to the foreign 
fields to be about 7 per cent. He also gave an account of 
the social and political troubles now existing in China. 

By request of the President, J. W. Carter led in prayer 
for our missionaries in foreign lands. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by C. B. 
Justice. 



FRIDAY, NOV. 13— Morning Session. 

Convention assembled at 9 A. m. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Elder J. L. White, of 
Durham. 

Minutes of yesterday were read, and, on motion, the 
Secretaries were instructed to leave off all titles to the 
names of delegates and speakers. 

A motion was made by C. T. Bailey to strike out reports 
of remarks and of motions discussed but not passed. The 
motion was lost. 

A. E. Dickinson, Editor of the Religions Herald^ and 
I. T. Tichenor, Corresponding Secretary of the Home Mis- 
sion Board, were welcomed to seats. 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

On motion, Saturday night was set apart for the meeting 
of the North Carolina Baptist Historical Society. 

J. W. Carter read report of Committee to Nominate Min- 
isters' Relief Board, as follov/s: 

J. L. White, C. A. Woodson, F. P. Hobgood, J. L. Markham, W. A. 
Albright, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, T. H. Pritchard, W. N. Jones. 

C. Durham read Report of Trustees of Convention, as 
follows: 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE CONVENTION. 

Your Trustees have to report the death of one of our Board, A. C. 
Melke, of Lumberton, N. C, on June ist, 1891. In his will is the fol- 
lowing bequest, viz. : 

"I give and bequeath to the Trustees of the North Carolina Baptist 
State Convention * * * the sum of |l6,ooo, to be held by them and 
their successors forever, for the following uses and purposes: 

" 1st. The Trustees of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, 
and their successors, shall, from time to time, keep said sum of money 
invested in some safe and solvent security, and pay over semi-annually 
to * * * the interest on said sum of tnoney at 6 per cent., one-third 
to eAch of them so long as each shall live; and when one shall die her 
one-third of said interest shall be retained by said Trustees, and so on 
till all be dead; and then the said Trustees shall still keep said money 
safel}' invested as a permanent endowment fund, and use the interest at 
any rate that it is legal that they can obtain, for the purpose of pro- 
viding relief for aged and indigent Baptist Ministers who live in North 
Carolina. My intention in fixing 6 per cent, as the rate of interest to be 
paid over by said Trustees to said legatees, is to so provide that whatever 
interest above that amount that can be obtained by said Trustees they 
may use at once for the purpose of providing relief for the class of min- 
isters named above." 

We recommend, therefore, 

1st. That your Trustees be authorized and directed to raise the above- 
named bequest whenever the Executors are prepared to pay the same, 
and that they do whatever is necessary to have it, in due time, and use 
the same according to the intent of the donor. 

2d. That a suitable notice of Bro. Melke be printed in the memorial 
pages of the Minutes of this session of the Convention. 

3d. That the Trustees be authorized and directed to secure through the 
next session of the General Assembly of North Carolina a suitable act 
incorporating this Convention. 

C. DURHAM, 
Chairman Board of Trustees. 

Report adopted. 

T. J. Taylor read 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 4.1 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, aud supply the necessrties of 
the destitute, is a duty devolving upon all the people of God; and those 
that neglect this duty forfeit their right to the promises of God, for 
" whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry him- 
self, but shall not be heard." From all parts of our State the cry of 
helpless orphans comes to us for relief, and if we have the spirit of 
Christ we will surely provide for their necessities. If we attempt to carry 
forward this work as individuals a very large number of these children 
will be left in destitution; but if we combine our efforts, and do all our 
works of charity through the proper channels, and put all our contribu- 
tions to benevolence into the Lord's treasury, we will be able to provide 
for all the orphans that look to us for relief. 

We have bought over 300 acres of land near Thomasville, on which we 
have erected fourteen buildings, where we are providing for 126 orphans. 
We need enlarged facilities to meet the demand that is upon us in this 
direction. We recommend that each of our churches give at least one 
collection annually, and that each of our Sunday-schools give one col- 
lection each month to the Orphanage. If we do this, our Orphanage 

will be amplv supported. 

T. J. TAYLOR, 

A. G. McMANAWAY, 

J. L. WHITE, 

RUFUS FORD, 

E. M. COOKE, 

J. W. WATSON, 

J. Y. JOYNER, 

Committee. 

Remarks by T. J. Taylor and J. Mills, General Manager 
of the Orphanage. 

J. H. Mills stated that Charity and Children now had 
4,800 subscribers. On the old press it took four impres- 
sions for each paper. This necessitated the purchasing of 
a new press, on the cost of which $300 is still due. 

The children are now enjoying excellent health, and the 
infirmary is vacant. A boy is a very troublesome thing, as 
you all know, but he is the only thing in this world out of 
which to make a man. A characteristic of orphans, when 
educated, is hospitality and kindness. A large number of 
orphan girls marry widowers. They make good wives and 
good step-mothers. The boys make useful, generous and 



42 



MINUTES OF THE 



hospitable men. He cited instances. He believed we 
ought to establish orphan houses wherever we sent mission- 
aries. It is a one-sided Gospel when we preach only the 
spiritual side of the Gospel. The Saviour came into the 
world to save souls, but spent a great part of His time in 
caring for the bodies of people. Christianity is the oppo- 
site of selfishness. It is difficult to find five women as 
teachers, five women as matrons, and five women as cooks 
unselfish enough to take care of other people's children as 
they would of their own; but we have found such to take 
care of our five orphan families at Thomasville. We have 
heard a great deal about the Lord's Supper, but very little 
about the Lord's Dinner, as recorded in Luke 14. If our 
churches would once a year celebrate* the Lord's Dinner, 
and feed all the poor people in the community, our cause 
would be more prosperous. We ought to send the Lord's 
Dinner to China. It would help convert the heathen there, 
as feeding the Telugoos in time of famine helped to con- 
vert them. Over half of our children are members of the 
church, and they have their own prayer- meetings. 

A collection was taken up, amounting in cash and 
pledges, to $510.10 

FOR ORPHANGE PRESS. 



T. T. Vann Paid, | 5 00 

M. L. Greet! " i 00 

A. D. Hunter 5 00 

R. E. Peele 5 00 

C. E. Taylor 5 00 

C. T. Bailey 5 00 

W. B. Oliver ---- 5 00 

H. B. Duffey Paid, 5 00 

W. L. Poteat " 5 00 

H. A. Reams " 5 00 

Chapel Hill Sunday-school, 5 00 

Warren Plains " " 5 00 

J. B. Boone 5 00 

Sam Hall 5 00 

John Mitchell Paid, 5 00 

J. M. Broughton 5 00 

C. W. Scarborough 5 00 



G. W. Harmon $ 5 00 

J. K. Howell 5 00 

W. T. Faircloth 2500 

Shelby Sunday-school 5 00 

M. P. Matheny -- 5 00 

Iv. R. Carroll 5 00 

First Church S.-S., Durham, 1000 

J. C. Himes 5 00 

E. Frost 500 

Edenton Sunday - school 

Missionarj' Societj' 5 00 

Dvinn Sunday-school 5 00 

W. R. Cullum 5 00 

W. E. Bovvers Paid, i 00 

Mrs. Norfleet " 1 00 

Forestville Sundav-S., " 5 00 

Mrs. J. C. C. Dunford 3 00 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



43 



Salem Suuday-school i 

T. G. Wood * 

C. B. Justice Paid, 

D. L. Herring 

J. L. Boykin Paid, 

Lisbon Sunday-school 

A. C. Davis 

Jonesboro Sunday-school, 

C. V. Brookes 

Central, Brunswick, W. L. 

Sellers 

Miss Rodgers Paid, 

Miss M. A. Doyle 

M. M. Landrum Paid, 

N. B. Cobb's churches 

R. H. Marsh 

F. T. Wooten 

ReHs^ioiis Herald 

W. G. Ferebee 

W. J. Coley 

Miss Mollie Woods 

W^. H. H. Lawhon's chu'es, 

J. P. Boyd 

Morehead Citv, H.C.Moore, 

L. P Teague' 

W S. Ballard 

H T Shanks Paid, 

Mrs Z A Baker, G'dsb'o," 
Miss Annie Baker, G'dsb'o, 



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Mrs. Laura M, Jones- 
Cash 

Miss Vena Wilson 

J. W. Rose 

J.J.Hall. 



Religious Herald, addit'nal, 

C T. Bailey 

N. C. Baptist.--. 

R. H. Marsh 

O. C. Horton 

C. B. Justice 

G. L. Finch 

Hat Collection 

Reidsville Sunday-school -- 

T. D. Hufliam addit'nal, 

R T. Vanu " 

L. G. Broughton 

R. E. Peele additional, 

R. A. Moore Paid, 

M. L. Greene " 

Cash 

W. B. Morton — additional, 

J. C Whitty 

J. B Richardson 

R. VanDeventer 

C W.Scarborough 

R. D. Flemins; 



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75 

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Total foio 10 

read by R. VanDeventer, as 



Report on PeriodicaLs was 
follows : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

For fifty years the Biblical Recorderhas been the organ of the Baptists 
of North Carolina. We believe it has served the denomination well. It 
has been one of the greatest agencies in fostering the interests of our 
College, furthering our mission work, and all the other enterprises of 
our Convention. In view of the rapid growth of our denomination, and 
the enlargement of all our work, we believe it should have a constantly 
increasing circulation. We recommend that a committee be appointed 
to confer with the editor, to devise means b}^ which the circulation of the 
paper may be increased. We earnestly ask every pastor to advocate the 
claims of the paper. 

We recommend heartily the Foreign Mission Journal, the Home Field, 
and Charity and Children, as valuable auxiliaries to our mission and 
orphan work. 

We call attention to the Wake Forest Student as containing vali;able 
information relative to the College and its work. 

Respectfully submitted, R P. THOMAS, 

O. T EDWARDS, 
W. R GWALTNEY, 
J. S HARDAWAY. 
R. VANDEVENTER. 
Committee. 



44 MINUTES OF THE 

Remarks were made bj' R. VanDeventer in advocacy of 
the Recorder. 

A. G. McMaiiaway stated that a representative of the 
North Carolina Baptist had gone before this Committee 
and asked for a simple mention of that paper in this report, 
on the grounds that they were editing a Baptist paper, 
loyal to the Convention and advocating all its enterprises. 
The Committee had seen fit to ignore it, and the motion 
was now before the Convention, 

W. R. Gwaltney, a member of the Committee, stated 
that they would have been glad to recommend the paper 
and other papers, but they believed that it was of the great- 
est importance to have our organ widely circulated, that 
the recommendation of any other paper in the same terri- 
tory would have a tendency to diminish the circulation of 
the Recorder^ which has been the organ of this Convention 
for fifty-seven years. 

J. D. Huf ham said the Recorder was founded by special 
request of Convention in 1834, and at every session of this 
Convention since there have been reports recommending 
the Biblical Recorder. At any Convention, a change in 
the editorship could have been brought about by a resolu- 
tion of this body. It is, therefore, the organ of this Conven- 
tion, and not purely a private enterprise. The Convention 
has not been responsible for debts of the paper. It was 
never a financial success until Bro. J. H. Mills took charge 
of it thirty years ago. A great paper is a thing of growth. 
The country is full of tomb-stones of great Baptist news- 
papers. James McDonald started the Baptist Intelligencer., 
but could not keep it alive. C. R. Hendrickson started a paper 
in Elizabeth City, and became so involved in debt that his 
deacons had to come to his rescue to save the credit of the 
Baptist name. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 45 

He had edited the Recorder for ten years and was famil- 
iar with its history from its beginning. He believed it was 
a better paper than it ever had been. 

J. T. Albritton spoke. in advocacy of the ^/5/zi:^/i?^r^r^^r, 
and corrected J. D. Huf ham as to name of paper published 
by James IMcDonald. It was the Messenger^ and not 
Intelligencer. 

J. W. Millard presented the claims of the Wake Forest 
Sttident^ which he said was the best college magazine in 
the South. He called on those in arrears for subscription 
to pay up. 

I. L. Carroll rose to endorse heartily the remarks of Dr. 
Huf ham, and spoke warmly in advocacy of the Recorder. 

A. G. McManaway said that the friends of the North 
Carolina Baptist were ready to meet the Committee recom- 
mended in the report and confer with them in the spirit 
of harmony and for the best interest of the denomination, 
and the following were appointed as Committee called for 
in report: B. K. Proctor, Jr., J. C. Scarborough, R. D. 
Fleming. 

The report was adopted. 

T. H. Pritchard read 
REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

There are at the College a larger number of students than ever before, 
and it is believed that the several courses of instruction are equal in ex- 
tent and thoroughness to what is afforded in any College in the South. 
The whole outlook is most hopeful, but in order that the work of the 
College may be enlarged and improved, the co-operation and gifts of all 
Baptist people in the State must be secured. We must be getting ready 
for five hundred students, and must aim to secure them. And in order 
to do this, we must press steadily forward in the erection of buildings, 
the establishment of new chairs, the improvement of equipment and the 
increase of endowment. T. H. PRITCHARD, 

C. DURHAM. 



46 MINUTES OF THE 

He stated that there were more students at Wake Forest 
College now than ever before — more than there were in the 
academic course at the State University. He was a trustee 
of both institutions, and v\'as gratified at the progress of both. 

Charles E. Taylor, President of Wake Forest College, 
addressed the Convention. He spoke of the wide influence 
of the 2,500 young men who had been students at Wake 
Forest since the institution began. 

Heretofore men who had filled the highest positions in this 
State have been educated elsewhere, and many of them lost 
to the Baptist denomination because our own College could 
not then furnish the facilities for education which they 
demanded. 

We now have 227 students representing eight different 
States, and better equipment and endowment than ever 
before. There are wider possibilities for our Baptist young 
men now than ever before — wider possibilities for political 
preferment. We have plowed our way through difficulties 
until we have made the world respect us. Give us $500,000 
endowment arid we will liave 500 students there. He had 
recently visited the great Northern institutions of learning, 
and he came home lifting up his head with pride at the 
sort of instruction our young men were getting at Wake 
Forest College. 

J, D. Huf ham spoke of the high positions now being 
occupied by Baptist young men who have been educated at 
our college. He also spoke of the w^ork of the Baptist 
fathers in framing the Constitution and Bill of Rights for 
North Carolina, how the names of the Wingates and Mitchell 
and Pritchard and Jones and others had stimulated the 
cause of education in North Carolina, and increased the 
patronage of the University and other schools of learning 
in the State. 

The report was then adopted. 

R. D. Fleming offered the following resolutions: 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 47 

Whereas, Our Lord has left His churches as His only authorized 
organizations through which His work on earth is to be done; and 

Whereas, The demands on the churches for benevolent, as well as 
evangelistic labor, are now unusually heavy and are increasing every 
3^ear; and 

Whereas, A large part of the money which He in goodness lends to 
His people is being diverted from its proper channel; therefore 

Resolved, That in our judgment, it is the duty of all Christians to per- 
form their charities distinctly as Christians and through the churches to 
which they belong; this course being in harmony with the letter and 
spirit of the Scriptures, and also making manifest to the world the work- 
ing of the principles of Christianity in the hearts of men, and we earnestly 
urge all Baptists to adopt this plan. 

Resolved, That as our fathers contended earnesth' for the separation 
of church and State, we do now declare our opposition to being taxed 
for the support of charitable enterprises which are supported and con- 
trolled, in whole or in part, by any church, society or order»whatsoever, 
such appropriations out of the public treasury being contrary to the 
principles of free government and to the spirit of the constitution, dan- 
gerous in tendency and in violation of the rights of the individual citizen. 

R. D. Fleming called attention to the large amount of 
money being paid by Christians into the treasuries ^of 
human institutions — how, if this large amount was 
given to the cause of Christ it would greatly help the 
work we are trying to do. He called attention, also, to the 
State appropriation to the Oxford Orphan Asylum, and 
protested against the same. 

J. L. Carroll said he was willing to vote for that part 
referring to the tax, but unwilling to vote for the remainder. 

T. J. Taylor moved to refer the resolutions to a sjDecial 
committee. 

H. A. Reams moved to lay the whole matter on the 
table. The motion was lost. 

The question recurring on the resolutions, 

J. M, Broughton favored the resolutions. He belonged 
to some of the huinan institutions referred to, but more and 
more he was seeing and feeling that toa much of the money 
and time of our church members was being given to them. 

J. D. Hufham favored the resolutions. 



48 MINUTES OF THE 

R. T. Vann moved the previous question, which was not 
sustained. 

J. D. Hufham moved the Convention adjourn, which 
was adopted. 



FRIDAY, NOV. 13— Evening Session. 

Convention was called to order by President Marsh. 
Opened by singing 

" 'Tis religion that can give 
Sweetest pleasure while we live." 

J. A. Dfelk read Psalm 23, and led in prayer. 

On motion of H. W. Battle, the regular order was sus- 
pended in order that the Treasurer's report might be read. 

The subject of Home Missions was then called up, and 
the report of the Board was supplemented by the following, 
which was accepted by the Board of IMissions: 

REPORT ON HAVANA HOUSE. 

Whereas, The Convention, at its last annual session, passed the fol- 
lowing, viz. : 

Resolved, That this Convention instruct its Board of IMissions to co-op- 
erate with the Home Board in raising the $5,000 we have promised for 
the Havana house; and 

Where.vs, The Convention, at this session, has ordered ' that some 
special and practical effort be made to arrange our reasonable quota of 
the cost of said house; therefore 

Resolved, That the Board of Missions be instructed to secure the 
services of some suitable brother to carry out the object of the above 
resolutions as speedily as possible. 

A. G. McMANAWAY, 

C. DURHAM, 

T. H. PRITCHARD, 

H. W. BATTLE, 

J. B. BREWER, 

W. R. GWALTNEY. 

Committee. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 49 

I. T. Tichenor, Corresponding Secretary of the Home 
Mission Board, of Atlanta, Ga., then addressed the Con- 
vention, 

He gave an account of the work of the 406 missionaries 
employed by that Board. These men had every week been 
|)reaching to 100,000 people in the most destitute sections 
of our Southern country; had conducted 54,000 religious 
services, and reported 5,349 baptisms. In Kentucky the 
missionaries of this Board had baptized more than half the 
people added to the Baptist churches of the State, They 
have organized 244 new Baptist churches, and erected 143 
houses of worship during the past year. 

There are single cities in the South in which the Board 
might profitably apply all the funds received by them and 
not supply the destitute chasm. In St. Louis, Mo., there 
are 800,000 Germans, and no Baptist body except the Home 
Board at work for them. In iVrkansas, Indian Territory 
and Oklahoma there is a territory 800 miles long and 500 
miles wide, which alone would require all our resources to 
defend it against our spiritual foes. Then there is the 
great mountain region, with its mines and health-resorts, 
now rapidly filling up with growing cities; and 8,000,000 
of colored people scattered all through these Southern States 
that look to us for spiritual instruction. 

The work in Cuba calls loudly upon us for help. We 
have purchased a house in the very heart of the city, 
which was built in 1881 at a cost of $140,000, in Spanish 
money, for $60,000, The ground on v/hich the house 
stands is worth every cent we are to pay for the property. 
The sum of $5,000 from North Carolina is needed to finish 
paying for this property. The occupation of the site has 
added to the power and respectability of our cause in Cuba, 
When we went there to dedicate that house, the newspa- 
pers of Havana advertised that forty Baptist bishops, with 



50 . MINUTES OF THE 

their families, had come down from the United States to 
dedicate that house. We were received with distinguished 
consideration, and treated with great courtesy and respect 
by the citizens and officials. How different would have 
been our reception if we had gone there to dedicate a cheap 
little house of worship in the outskirts of the city. 

C. Durham stated that the Board, in full meeting, had 
unanimously adopted the report w^hich had been read. The 
first payment was due in Cuba December 8th. By paying 
both payments, or entire amount, next December, there 
will be a great saving to the denomination in money. If 
Virginia will come up with her quota, and North Carolina 
raise her part, the payments can be made without a doubt. 

A. E. Dickinson: "We have just taken up $1,300 in 
Norfolk for this object. I hope this statement will not cast 
a dampness upon this meeting." 

On motion of H. W. Battle, it was unanimously carried 
that C. Durham, A. G. McManaway and J. L. White be 
appointed a committee to apportion the amount expected 
from North Carolina for the house in Havana among the 
several North Carolina Associations, and take steps to 
raise the same. 

J. ^I. Frost, Corresponding Secretary of Sunday-school 
Board of Southern Baptist Convention, was introduced and 
welcomed to a seat. 

Convention arose and sang Hymn 218, and adjourned, 
with benediction by H. W. Battle. 



SATURDAY, NOV. 14— Morning Session. 

Opened with religious exercises, conducted by C. M. 
Murchison, and prayer by N. L. Shaw. 

President Marsh in the chair. 

C. Durham introduced the following resolutions, which 
were unanimously adopted: 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 5i 

Whereas, The next year of our Convention is to be the Centennial 
of Modern Missions; and 

Whereas, Our brethren of the Western North Carolina Baptist Con- 
vention, at their last session, expressed a desire to meet with all the 
Baptists of the State during the present j-ear in the Centenial of Mis- 
sions; and 

Whereas, The churches in Raleigh have asked that the Western 
Baptist Convention meet with us there next 3-ear: therefore 

Resolved, That five correspondents be appointed to attend the next 
session of the Western North Carolina Baptist Convention, and express 
our fraternal feelings and extend to them a cordial invitation to meet 
with us at our next annual session. 

President appointed C. B. Justice, H. D. Lequeux, W. A. 
Pool, T. Dixon, and J. W. Carter as correspondents. 

On motion of A. G. McManawav, the followine was 
passed: 

Resolved, That all applications for aid from the Board of Missions 
shall be put in proper shape and placed in the hands of the Correspond- 
ing Secretary by December ist of each jear. 

On motion of T. J. Taylor: 

Resolved, That the churches connected with this Convention be 
requested to give their pastors, at some time during this Conventional 
year, to the Board of Missions to work from one week to a month at such 
times and places as it may direct. 

By motion, the special order was postponed, and the reso- 
lutions introduced by R. D. Fleming came up as unfinished 
business. 

J. W. Carter stated that others, with himself, were boil- 
ing over to speak to these resolutions, but he was willino- 
to forego the pleasure of speaking, and hoped other breth- 
ren would do so, and let us vote on the resolutions without 
further discussion. 

J. C. Scarborough objected to the resolutions on the 
ground that they would condemn the appropriations made 
to the Oxford Orphanage and to the Colored Fair, both of 



52 MINUTES OF THE 

which are private institutions. The appropriations to these 
objects does not come under our objections to the State aid- 
ing sectarian institutions. 

On motion, the resolutions were tabled. 

The report on Sunday-schools was taken up, and J. M. 
Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the Sunda}'-school Board, 
was invited to speak. 

The Board which he represented was created at Birming- 
ham last year, and located at Nashville, Tenn. When the 
Board was created there was a difference of opinion as to its 
creation. Never w^as there an enterprise worth anything 
that didn't have some opposers. Carey found it hard to get 
better and wiser men than he to see that the Lord had any- 
thing to do with the modern mission enterprise. I have 
tried to prosecute this work just as if all brethren thought 
just alike. The further I go the more I am impressed that 
the greatest need in all our enterprises is the spirit and 
presence of the Master. Change of public sentiment in 
this matter almost amounts to a revolution. Instead of its 
being a distraction among us, it may possibly be the unify- 
ing power to bring us closer together. 

The Board received eight different bids to do the printing 
of the Sunday-school literature; among them a royalty bid 
from a Baptist in Richmond of $9,500 a year for the priv- 
ilege of printing. The Convention located the Board in 
Nashville, and said we mustn't take a royalty. So v/e have 
made a contract with Barbee & Smith, of Nashville, to do 
the printing simply, and every cent of the profit goes to 
the Convention. 

He then presented a list of the writers and articles for 
1892, terming it an excellent bill of fare. Tlie lessons for 
the first six months of the year were taken from the Old 
Testament, and for the last six months from the New Tes- 
tament. Special articles each month on the book studied, 
by twelve able ministers of the South, and twelve denomi- 



' BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 53 

national papers. The literature would be of the very best, 
but there was something bio^ger than the literature. The 
Board would make an organized eflfort to improve the Sun- 
day-school condition of the vSouth. Eight thousand white 
Baptist churches in the South have Sunday-schools. Most 
of these need improvement in their libraries. There are 
12,000 white Baptist churches that have no Sunday-schools. 
Virginia has fewer churches without Sunday-schools than 
any other Southern State. She has about 700 churches 
and about 700 Sunday-schools. North Carolina has 1,070 
Sunday-schools more than any other Southern State, but 
North Carolina has 400 white Baptist churches without 
Sunday-schools. Somebody ought to be at work on these. 
The contributions that come to our Boards come from 
cluirclies tiiat have Sunday-schools, and from a very few in 
those churches. 

• In Richmond, the other day. Dr. Harris called his atten- 
tion to a beautiful marble stone that was beino; draesed 
through the streets by a mule. That stone was going to a 
master artist to be chiseled into a grand statue. Everybody 
was thinking of the artist. I Avondered if nobody thought 
of poor Pat, who, unnoticed and unknown, quarried that 
stone. Pat's Vv^ork was as important as the other. Does 
nobody think of the poor boys and girls in these 12,000 
churches that have no Sunday-schools ? If you can get 
your hands on the poor boys of to-day, in twenty-five 
years you will have your hands on the rich men of the 
country. 

Some think this Sunday-school Board is a very little 
thing. God grant to lay it on your hearts as He has laid 
it on mine. Our Sunday-school series last year brought in, 
in the gross, $32,000. A large per cent, of orders for liter- 
ature come from our mission Sunday-schools. 

This Board takes the missionary operations of the other 
two Boards of the Convention and lays them right back in 



54 MINUTES OF THE 

the homes of the children. Dr. Ellis's twelve articles lay- 
ing the great missionary movement upon the hearts of our 
people, two columns every week in Kind Words Weekly by 
Miss Alice Armstrong, to set before the children onr mis- 
sion work, besides the lessons in the Quarterlies and lesson 
papers — oh! wdiat a power to help ou the work of missions! 

The speaker then showed how, against his choice and 
desires, he was led by the direction of Providence and the 
voice of his brethren, which in this instance he was led 
finally to accept as the voice of God, to enter upon the work, 
and asked for the prayers and sympathy of his brethren. 
"I'm not striving for my success, but God give me the 
hearts of my brethren." 

J. W. Carter introduced the following: 

Resolved, That we request the Baptist State Sunday-school Conven- 
tion at its next session to provide for the appointment and support of a 
Sunday-school Secretary, and also for the vigorous prosecution of Sun- 
day-school work in the State. 

J. W. Carter called attention to the appalling statement 
of Bro. Frost. Three-fifths of all the Baptist churches in 
the Southern Baptist Convention without Sunday-schools. 
He did hope there was some mistake. He comes to-day 
and tells us it is even worse. He had hoped that col- 
ored Baptist churches were included in that report; btit 
Bro. Frost has taken that hope from him by saying they 
were white Baptist churches. Don't believe the work of 
the State ^Mission Board is to sit up with corpses, or to take 
care of imbeciles, but to nurse children. Does believe that 
our Mission Board ought not to give aid to any church that 
will not keep up a Sunday-school. He knew that compari- 
sons were invidious, and frequently malodorous. It is bad 
to leave one State for another, and then brag about the things 
left behind. Persons are apt to ask, when this is done, 
"Whv didn't vou stav where vou were?" 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 55 

In West Virginia the people are no better than yon are, 
and some of them not so good. They have more things to 
contend with in winter than you do, and yet they keep up 
their Sunday-schools all through the winter. When D. T. C. 
Farrow was appointed Sunday-school Missionary, nearly all 
the Sunday-schools in that State were union schools, and went 
into winter-quarters like ground hogs; but we put a man 
into the field who was like an india rubber ball, mash him 
and he would come back; like a cat, throw him down and 
he would always fall upon his feet. Nothing discouraged 
him in his work. Now there are Baptist Sunday-schools 
all over the State, and they do not go into winter-quarters. 
We need just such a man to take charge of the work in 
North Carolina. 

T. H. Pritchard stated that he had been appointed first 
to organize the work for the centennial of missions among 
the Sunday-schools in North and South Carolina, and now 
throughout the South, and he wanted a word on this subject, 
lyord Brougham said the moral character of a child is 
formed before it is seven years of age. John A. Broadus 
thinks, before it is four years of age. In the beginning we 
are to impress principles of morality and religion upon the 
children of our homes, then in our Sunday-schools. 

He urged the ladies who had charge of children, and 
mothers, to write to Miss Annie Armstrong, No. lo East 
Fayette St., Baltimore, for supplies of mission literature, 
plans of work, «S:c., for themselves and their Sunday-schools. 

N. B. Broughton had longed to see the day come when 
this Sunday-school work would no longer be a side track, 
but a part of the main line of the work of this Convention. 
The speech of Bro. Frost had helped to prepare this Con- 
vention to go more heartily into Sunday-school work. We 
have now i,oio Sunday-schools in North Carolina. They 
need developing into greater usefulness. 



56 MINUTES OF THE 

He related an affecting incident abont a little deaf and 
dumb boy who had been taught to speak at an institution 
in another State, and how the father rejoiced when the boy, 
after seven years of silence, said, "Mamma, I love you; 
Papa, I love you;" and said, let the children of North Caro- 
lina be taught so that they may speak to their parents of 
the love of Jesus. 

J. D. Hufham moved the following as an amendment: 

Resolved, That we direct the Board of Missions and Sunda3--schools to 
provide for the appointment and support of a Sunday-school Secretary 
and also for the vigorous prosecution of the Sundaj'-school work in the 
State. 

J. C. Scarborough thought we ouglit not to put down all 
of our churches who had no Sunday-schools as uninterested 
in the work. There were some churches that did not have 
members capable of conducting Sunday-schools. 

T. Hume said the whole difficulty lies in the fact that we 
do not fully utilize our church organizations for this work. 
A man who can take charge of a church can organize a 
Sunday-school. Pastors should preside over their Sunday- 
schools, and teach the children the same doctrines that they 
teach the grown people. We are letting our young people 
float off on the fashionable tide into other denominations, 
because we neglect to teach them the great truths of the 
Gospel and the work of our denomination in missions. 
There might be a Sunday-school in every country church 
if the pastors would see to it. 

Remarks were made by J. K. Howell and J. W. Carter, 
and the following resolutions, introduced by N. B. Brough- 
ton as a substitute to the amendment, were passed: 

Resolved, That the Board of IMissions and Sunda5--schools be 
instructed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Bro. M. L. 
Kesler, Secretary of the Sunday-school department, at as earl}- a day as 
possible. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 57 

Resolved^ That the Baptist State Sunda5--school Convention is hereby 
invited to co-operate with us in the employment of our Sunday-school 
Secretary and the prosecution of the work. 

After remarks by J. J. Hall, J. L. Carroll and J. M. Frost, 
the following resolution, introduced by C. Durham, passed: 

Resolved^ That this Convention will co-operate heartily with the Sun- 
day-school Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in all its depart- 
ments of work. 

P. F. Malloy, missionary of the Colored Baptist Conven- 
tion of North Carolina, was invited to address the body. 

He said: "I represent the negro race, and you see from 
my looks I am. a full representative. The negro is here, 
and is going to be here until he is taken to heaven. Of the 
8,000,000 negroes in the South, the Baptists comprise one 
eighth. We have more people than you are aware of, and 
more practices. Some of our people practice foot- washing. 
Some call themselves Black Jews, and celebrate the old 
Jewish feasts, using salad for bitter herbs. Some practice 
the Christian Supper, as they call it, when all get around 
a table and eat molasses-cakes on their knees. So we have 
five ordinances instead of the two our Saviour instituted. 
We need ministerial education to keep our people out of 
such errors. We are supporting three missionaries in the 
Congo country, but we want help to educate our ministers 
at' home. " 

J. L. Carroll endorsed the application of Bro. Malloy, 
and spoke of the hospitality of the little church at Chapel 
Hill in providing for the 200 delegates that recently met in 
Convention at that place. 

C. T. Bailey also endorsed the brother's plea for help, 
and a collection was taken up for ministerial education at 
Shaw University, amounting to $38.20. 

The collection was handed over to P. F. Malloy. 



58 MINUTES OF THE 

The following resolutions were offered and passed 
unanimously: 

Resolved, That we request the churches counected with this Conven- 
tion to give one collection during the Conventional year to aid our col- 
ored brethren in mission work and ministerial education, and that this 
money be expended through our Board of Missions. 

Resolved, That the Secretaries be authorized to publish and distrib- 
ute 1,500 copies of the Minutes of this Convention, and that they be 
allowed the usual compensation. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises announced the fol- 
lowing appointments for Sunday: 

Baptist church. — 11 a. m., J. M. Frost; 7:15 p. M., ordination sermon 
by H. W. Battle, charge by C. E. Taylor. 

St PauVs Methodist church. — Sunday morning at 11 o'clock preach- 
ing by J. L. White; 7:15 p. M., by J. J. Hall. 

Presbyterian church. — Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, N. B. Cobb; 7:15 
p. M., by J. D. Hufham. 

St. JohyVs Methodist church. — Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, sermon 
by T. J. Taylor; 7:15 p. M., by L. G. Broughton. 

Baptist Chapel. — Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Sunday-school address 
by J. F. Love. 

■ A mass-meeting of Sunda3^-schools at the Opera-house, to which all 
Sunday-schools are invited, -will be held at 2:30 o'clock, by J. D. 
Hufham, J. M. Frost, G. W. Sanderlin, J. J. Hall, Thomas Hume, 
and J. Iv. White. 

Young JSIetV s Christian Association Rooms. — 4 o'clock p. m., address 
by J. J. Hall. 

First Baptist chureh, colored. — Sermon at 3 o'clock by J. W. Mil- 
lard; 7-15 p. M., by C. B. Justice. 

Second Baptist church, colored. — Sermon at 3 p. m., by W. S. 
Ballard; 7:15 P. M., by J. H. Vernon. 

A. M. E. Zion church. — Sermon at 3 p. m., by R. A. Moore; 7:15 p. m., 
by J. F. Tuttle. 

Presbyterian church, colored. — Sermon at 11 a. m. , Livingston 
Johnston; 7:15 p. M., by R. C. Sandling. 

For the Clinton Baptist church, by request, W. R. Gwaltney. 

Adjourned, with prayer by J. M. Frost. 
Saturday evening was devoted to the North Carolina 
Historical Society, and meeting of the Board of Missions. 



BAPTIST STATE COXVENTIOX. 59 

SUNDAY NIGHT. 

After a sermon by H. W. Battle, and ordination services 
of J. W. Millard, the Convention was called to order. 

The following resolution, offered by J. J. Hall, was 
unanimously passed: 

Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt thauks to the pastor and mem- 
bers of this church, and to the people of Goldsboro, for the generous 
manner in which they have entertained this Convention; to the pastors 
and officers of the churches whose houses of worship have been tendered 
us, and to the railroad companies that have given special rates to dele- 
gates and visitors. 

Appropriate remarks Avere made by T. J. Taylor and 
J. H. Edwards; and T. Hume, at the request of the Conven- 
tion, made a closing address, of which the following is a 
brief extract: 

It was an occasion for expressing our grateful sense of the cordial hos- 
pitality of the enterpisiug community in which our session had been 
held. Some of us had more than ever been impressed by the essential 
unity of all believers in Jesus as we had met them at the family altar and 
far above all diversities of theological opinion, had sat "in heaveniy 
places in Christ Jesus " with them, and 5'et we were better persuaded 
than ever that the surest method of effecting the outward union of all 
Christians is, not by minimizing doctrinal differences, "not b}- a forced 
uniformity of ideas and practices, but by reading our dutj' out of the 
Scriptures, and seeking to meet all others, so far as they will, on the 
Inspired Truth revealed there. Our deliberations had been marked by 
earnest discussions, and often widel}^ differing views as to "ways and 
means." ending in a real harmony. Our simple scriptural polity had 
seemed to many outside our ranks, a mere " rope of sand," powerless to 
bind together so large a membership, divided amongst so many inde- 
pendent congregations; yet while the great denominations that lay stress 
on confessions and judicatories and centralized authority as sources of 
strength and unit}', have had their notable cases of heresy, unmanagea- 
ble and ever recurring, and have, some of them, shown a wide divergence 
between spirit and form, between doctrinal standards and clerical teach- 
ing, the agreement of these independent Baptists on the basis of a 
regenerate membership and of scriptural tests alone, has been such as by 
an irresistible moral force to urge out of pulpits and Professors' chairs 



60 MINUTES OF THE 

men beloved for personal character and distinguished for erudition who 
have departed from the faith. Doubtless the excellent qualities of our 
devout and judicious President had much to do with the orderly and 
enjoyable session of so large a body. 

The speaker closed with a rapid survey of the field and of the year's 
work done by the brethren and a summary of the proceedings of the 
Convention, and expressed the believing anticipation which all felt of 
our re-union in the general assembly above. 

The choir sang a parting hymn, and the Convention 
adjourned to meet in Raleigh, Thnrsda}- evening, after the 
first Sunday in December, 1892. 

R. H. MARSH, President. 
N. B. Broughton, 
N. B. Cobb, 

Secretaries. 



APPENDIX. 



61 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Report of ^. D. BouSHAll, Treasurer Baptist State Convention, from Nov. 75, iSc;o,to 

Nov. 10, iSgi. 



State Missions. 



By atnovmt received 

To balance last report 

To paid telegrams 

" G. W. Greene, salary as Secretary of Convention 

" N. B. Broughton, " " 

" Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 

" " " sundry printing 

" Expenses W. M. S. 18S8, 1SS9 and 1S90 

" House-rent for Corresponding Secretary 

" C. Durham, Corresponding Secretarj', salary 

" " " " ' trav. expenses- 

" For check-book 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salarj' 

" Postage, etc 

" Stamps for Worn. Cen. Com 

" Sundry Missionaries 

By balance 



Foreign Missions. 



By balance last report 

By amount received 

" sent direct to Foreign Miss. Board 

To amount sent direct 

To paid Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 

" Expenses W. M. S. 1888, 18S9 and 1890 

" G. W. Greene, travelling expenses 

" C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary, salary 

'' " " " trav. expenses, 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 

" Postage, etc 

" Stamps furnished Worn. Cen. Com 

" H. A. Tupper, Cor. Sec. F. M. Board 

To balance 



Home Missions. 



By balance last report 

By amount received 

To paid Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes 

" A. G. McManaway, Vice-President 

" Expenses W. M. S. 18S8, 1889 and 1890 

" Stamps for Worn. Cen. Com 

" C. Durham, Cor. Sec, salary 

" " " trav. expenses to Cuba - 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 

" Postage, etc 

" I. T. Tichenor, Cor. Sec. H. M. Board 

To balance 



Education. 



By balance last report 

By amount received 

To paid J. B. Carlyle. salary 

" Edwards & Broughton, printing Minutes. 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 

" Vouchers of W. R. Gwaltney, Secretary- — 
To balance 



29778 



f 14,028 



51 
% 14.079 



1, 275130 

8,958,02 

29778 



89 



$ 4,401 86 



5000 

1500 

4166I 

3,38301 

71199 

$ 4,20166 



$ 10,531 ;io 

S5734 
3:544 52 



■S 4,401 86 



857 
3,344 



62 



APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S Vi^VOVSi:— Continued. 



DRPHAN'AGE. 

By balance last report 

By amount received 

" " " at Orphanage 

To paid H. L. Watson, Treasurer 

" J. H. Mills, General Manager 

To amount received at Orphanage 

SUXI/AY-SCHOOLS. 

To balance last report 

By amount received 

To paid Insurance 

Rent 

37'; " Advertising 

_^^. " Printing Minutes 

" Edwards & Broughton, sundry printing 

; . " Office chairs 

" Office desk 

" Printing Sunday-school Convention Minutes 

" C. Durham, Corresponding Secretarj', salary 

" " " " traveling ex 

" " " " house rent 

" M. L. Kesler, Corresponding Secretarj-, salary 

" " " " " traveling ex _ 

" \V. S. Grandy, Clerk, salary 

" Walter Durham, Clerk, salary 

" H. L. Watson, Clerk, salary 

" J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, salary 

" Postage, &c 

" Donations, discounts, &c 

" Sundry bills for supplies 

" Balance 

COLPORTAGE. 

To balance last report 

Bj' amount received 

To paid salaries of Colporters 

Sundry bills for supplies 

" M. L. kesler, Cor. Secretarj-, salary 

" " " " " " traveling expenses 

" Balance 

Ministerial Relief Fund. 
By balance last report 

By amount received 

By amount reported J. L. Markham, Treasurer 

To paid to Markham, Treasurer 

To amount reported by Markham, Treasurer 

Church Extension. 

By amount received for Ore Hill 

By amount received for Walnut Cove 

To paid Treasurer Ore Hill Church 

To paid Treasurer Walnut Cove Church 

Students' Aid Fund (Louisville). 

Bv amount received 

To paid W. H. Whitsitt 




4,080 89 
18096 

I 6,614166 

10762 

2o8'48 

591:86 

55 CO 

14 00 

34 35 



2X2 02 
42681 



$ 6,61466 

i,oii'3i 



i,oii|3i 

2969 
18233 
42681 



638|83 

4 20 
420 



638|83 

4I20 
4120 

840 

15,00 

1500 $ 1500 



840 

I 
1500 



J. D. BOUSHALL, 
Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, Treasurer of the 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for the past conventional year, comparing 
the same with the acknowledgments in the Biblical Recoider. I find all accounts 
with the various objects of the Convention to be correct, and disbursements supported 
by proper vouchers. W. N. JONHS, 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 



ArrENDix. 63 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. 

1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male rep- 
resentatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship with 
us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches for 
ever}' ten dollars contributed to its funds: Provided^ that no church shall 
have more than ten representatives, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one time to 
the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No one shall be a 
member of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a 
Baptist church in fellowship with us, and no other life members shall be 
made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry, and approved by the churches to which the}' belong; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State; to support the 
gospel in all destitute sections of the State and of the Southern Baptist 
Convention; to send the gospel to the nations that have it not; to 
encourage the distribution and stud}' of the Bible and a sound religious 
literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of suitable houses 
of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the gospel, and to co-operate with 
the Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Thursday night after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees, who shall serve during the pleasure of the Conven- 
vention, shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentry Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion; make public acknowledgment of the same each week through 
the Biblical Recorder; give his bond to the Trustees; forward at least 
once a month all contributions to their destination; at every meeting of 
the Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, 
and, on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 



64 APPENDIX. 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belonging to, or which may be acquired by, the Couveution, and take 
a suiScient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount 
of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treasurer 
shall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty daj-s after his elec- 
tion, the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall 
report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Conven- 
tion, examine careful!)' all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers 
and books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in the case 
shall be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention, assist the Board of Missions and Sunday- 
schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist prom- 
ising and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for 
the more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday-schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniar)' aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday-schools; encourage Sunday- 
school Conventions and Institutes; continue, and so far as it may be 
able, and the growth of this work may require, enlarge the Sunday- 
school Supply Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday- 
school work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

13. There shall be an Auditor of the Sunday-school Supply Store, 
who, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine 
carefully all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, 
papers, books and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the 
case shall be attached to the report on the Supply Store. 

14. The Board shall bo appointed annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

15. The Conventional year shall close one week before the annual 
meeting of the body. 

16. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

17. This Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the affimative. 



APPENDIX. 



65 



LIST OF ORDAINED BAPTIST IMINISTERS. 



Adams, M. A Wake Forest 

Adams, E. J Copeland 

Adams, J. P Jonesville 

Adams, D. F Pollards 

Adderton, W. S Dentou 

Albritton, J. T Mt. Olive 

Alderman, J. O LouisAille, K}^ 

Augel, James I Boonville 

Annas. J. R. J Hudsonville 

Atkinson, J. W-Hutchinson'sStore 
Austin, D. M Charlotte 

Bailey, C. T Raleigh 

Baldvvin, T. M --Columbia Factory 

Baldwin, M Winston 

Ballard, W. S Southport 

Barker, A. N New Hope 

Barkley, J. G Rocky Mount 

Barnes, R Sterling's Mills 

Barnes, S. D Dinsmore 

Battle, H. W Wilson 

Beam, J. A Bethel Hill 

Beamer, W. H Pine Ridge 

Bell, J. W ^Clinton 

Beckwith. E. G Wake Forest 

Best, G. S Kenansville 

Bennet, Joel Shallotte 

Betts, Alvin Raleigh 

Betts, Allen Winslow 

Betts, A. L Leaksville 

Bivins, J. A Richardson Creek 

Blanchard, C. W Morrisville 

Bland, William Harrell's Store 

Bogart, C. P Edenton 

Boone, J. B Raleigh 

Bostic, W. M --.Trov 

Bostic, G. P Cheefoo China 

Brassington, J. T Morven 

Bright, T Forest City 

Bridges, J. M Shelby 

Bridges, E.J Lattimore 

Bridges, J. A Spring Hope 

Bridges, D. P Catawba 

Bristow, S. F Potecasi 

Britt, J. L Warsaw 

Britton, T. C Canton, China 

Brooks, J. N Mulberry 

Brown, C. C Hamptonville 

Brown, W. G -- Cross Roads C. H. 

Brown, H. A --Winston 

Brumiield, J Dallas 

Brunt, William Winnie 

Bryan, L Cypress Creek 

Bryaxi, R. T Chinkiang China 



Bullard, D. S Clay Fork 

Bumgarner, W. J Swauner 

Bumgarner, J Camp Creek 

Bunch, E Mintonsville, 

Burcham, G. M Globe 

Burcliett, J. W Knottsville 

Burfoot, A. W Hertford 

Byrd, W. F Burcham 

Cade, Baylus Louisburg 

Callowa}-, A. G -.Albemarle 

Campbell, A. N Poes 

Campbell, J. A Poes 

Campbell, Neal Grayson 

Canter, W. H Gravson 

Carter, J. W Raleigh 

Carrick, Thomas Lexington 

Carroll, J. L Chapel Hill 

Carswell, J. W Morgaton 

Case, C. C Green Hill 

Cash well, C. S Mocksville 

Caudle, A Lanesboro 

Caudle, R. T Lanesboro 

Caudle, J. H Quaker Gap 

Chappell, L. N — Shanghai China 

Childers, W. R taylorsville 

Church, A. S Lineville City 

Churchill, O Haywood 

Clark, L. D St. Paul 

Clark, F. P Lenoir 

Clenny, L. M Ford 

Cobb, N. B Raleigh 

Collins, J. W Chalk Level 

Comer, J. Q Hamptonville 

Conrad, S. F Winston 

Conway, W. D Baton 

Coppedge, G. W Wakefield 

Cottingham, J. L---Wilson's Mills 

Crabtree, A. W Longford 

Creech, W Hare's Store 

Crews, R. W Germanton 

Croker, E. W Louisville, Ky 

Croom, H. M Globe 

Crouch, Jacob Taylorsville 

Cullom, W. R Wake Forest 

Curtis, C. L Bethlehem 

Davis, A. C Unionsville 

Davis, E. L Olive Branch 

Datis, J. W Polkton 

Davis, P. S. C Currituck C. H. 

Dav. R. R Wake Forest 

Denny, J. C Gold Hill 

Dentou, J. R Dysartsville 



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Devin, R. I Oxford 

Dowell, G. J Williamston 

Dowell, \V Jenning's Mills 

Downing, J. B --Ham 

Driver, J. P Hilliardston 

Duke, G. M - - Duke's 

Duncan, H.J Clinton 

Durham, C Raleigh 

Duncan, T. M Beaver Creek 

Ebeltoft T. \V Shelby 

Edwards, E. J Cedar Creek 

Edwards, O. T-Mt. Vernon Springs 

Edwards, W. H Wake Forest 

Edwards, D. D Morrisville 

Edwards, J. H Goldsboro 

Elam, P. R King's Mountain 

Eller, J. F Gap Creek 

Ellington, J. F Clayton 

Ellington, E. P Mad'ison 

Elliott, Josiah Hertford 

Fant, J. K High Point 

Farthing. A. C Sweet Water 

Farthing, J. H Sweet Water 

Farthing. R. P Sweet Water 

Felmet, C -- ---Shelby 

Ferguson, P. A Lambsville 

Fields, C. F Benhani 

Fisher, J. G -- --- Roslin 

Fleetwood, J. C Margarettsville 

Ford, Rufus New Bern 

Foreman, C. C Big Lick 

Forester J. S Briar Creek 

Franklin, J. K Devotion 

Fulford W.J Feyetteville 

Fuquay. S. W — Sulphur Springs 

Gilmore, S Bear Creek 

Gilreath, A Cedar Run 

Goodwin. A Sweet Home 

Goforth, S. S Lovelace 

■Gore, J. W Whiteville 

Gore. D. X Whiteville 

Gourly, Robert Germanton 

Oower, C. E Lincolnton 

•Graham, H. W Swan's Station 

Oray, W. F-- Buck Shoal 

Green, David, Sands 

Greene, J. B Forest City 

Greene, G. W Canton, China 

Green, M. L Bethlehem 

Cregorv, J. N Elkiu 

Gwaltney, L. P Cedar Run 

Gwaltuev, J. P York Institute 

Gwaltney, W. R Wake Forest 

Gwaltney, J S Cilley 

Gwyn, E. N Elkin 



Hacknev, J. D Ore Hill 

Hall, J."J Raleigh 

Hamuer. W. H Lexington 

Hamrick, G. P Shelby 

Hankius. J. R Carthage 

Hardaway, J. S Oxford 

Harman, A.J Watauga Falls 

Harmau, G. W -Monroe 

Harper, R. D Hilliardston 

Harrell. J. B South Mills 

Harrell, H. D--- Forest Citv 

Harrell, W. B . Dunn 

Harril, Z. D Ellenboro 

Harris, W Knapp's Mills 

Harris, B. B Cuba 

Harrington, E. P Efird's Mills 

Harrison, T Rockingham 

Hawkins, R. N — Boiling Springs 

Hayraore, C. C Mt. Airy 

Henderson, G. W Eldorado 

Herring, W. D — Shanghai China 

Heartsell, J. W Wadesboro 

Hickson, F. C -Gastonia 

Hilburn, S. W -. Robeson 

Hilburn, R. M Clarkston 

Hildebrand, I. M Enola 

Hilliard, J. M---- Thoniasville 

Hill, J. M. Beaver Dam 

Hill, A. H Cedar Hill 

Hocutt, J. C Chapel Hill 

Hodge, J. F Pool 

Hoggard, J. N Murfreesboro 

Holbert, John Mill's Springs 

Holler, E Felts 

Holler, I Felts 

Holleman, J. M Apex 

Hollifield, A. P Forest City 

Honeycutt, W. H Whitley's 

Honeycutt, R Hawley's Store 

Hopper Mount Olive 

Hopkins, W. J Mooresville 

Horner, T. J Henderson 

Horton. O. C Selma 

Howard, J. A Reidsville 

Howell, J. K Yanceyville 

Howell, Jesse Green Level 

Howell, A. T Booneville 

Hoyle, J. A Iron Station 

Hutchinson, J. H---Hutchinson's 

Store 

Huf ham. J. D Tarboro 

Hull, W. F Morgantou 

Hume; T Chapel Htll I 

Hunter, A. D --.Greenville ■ 

Hunt, A Gamble's Store 

Irvin, A C -.- Shelby 

Jackson, E .--Turne 



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James, R. H Pioneer Mills 

James, J. J Yancevville 

Jenkins, T. T Richmond Hill 

Jenkins, C. A Oxford 

Johnson, L, Rockingham 

Johnson, J. C Gravson 

Johnson, E. D St. Paul's 

Johnson, W. M Matthews 

Johnson, W. R Cedar Creek 

Jones, N. S Salisbury 

Jones, A. T Poor's Ford 

Jones, E. F Zionsville 

Jones, J. R Milton 

Jordan, James — Troy 

Jordan, J. A Round Mountain 

Jordan, J Roaring River 

Jordan, W. P Colerain 

Jordan, Y New Hope 

Judd, H. D Jonesboro 

Justice, A. A Wests' Mills 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton 

Justice, T. B Rutherfordton 

Kennedy, W. M Warsaw 

King, B. F Windsor 

King, W. G Cameron 

Kivett, M. D Liberty 

Lamberth, J. H Roxboro 

Lanier, Benjamin Level Plains 

Lancaster, J. F Oak Ridge 

Dansdell, J. J Roxboro 

Landrum, M. M -Marion 

Latta, A. T .. Monroe 

Lawhon, W. H. H Carthage 

Leach, M.J Prim 

Leary, T. J Moreliead 

Leatherman, J. F.-Hall's X Roads 

Lennon, H Orton 

Lennon, J. P Robeson's 

Lequeux, PI. D Moganton 

Lewellyn, J Dobson 

Lewis, T. A Cherryville 

Little, J. W Zoar 

Little, W. F Zoar 

Littleton, J. W Albemarle 

Loftis, R. L Mt. Airy 

Logan, W. H Ayr 

Love, J. F Rocky Mount 

Lynch, O. A Green Hill 

Macomson, M. V Morganton 

March, A Beaver Dam 

Marsh, J. B Catawba 

Marsh, R. H., D. D Oxford 

Marshburn, A. B Nealsville 

Martin, J. H Hamptonville 

Martin, N. H Red Banks 

Martin, C. H Silersville 

Mason, J. P Chapel Hill 



Matthews, O. M Clinton 

Matthews, N. J..-Brown Mountain 

Matthews, B Buck vShoal 

Matthews, J. R Powellsville 

Metheny, M. P Dincolnton 

May, S. S Huntsville 

Maynard, J. R Morrisville 

McLeod Beaufort 

McDuffie, J. F East Durham 

McFadden, J. A ---Rutherfordton 

McKaughan, J. A Rockford 

McLendon, J. J Waterloo 

McManaway, A. G Chartotte 

McMauaway, J. E Charlotte 

McMahan, A Poor's Ford 

McMillan, D. C Leesville 

McNeill, Milton Wilkesboro 

Meadows, W. C Moravian Falls 

Medlock, Stephen Taylorsville 

Meeks, O. P Clinton 

Melvin, W. S White Oak 

Melvin, W. A Harrell's Store 

Mercer, N Lumberton 

Mitchell, John Wake Forest 

Millard, J. W- Wake Forest 

Moffit, J. G Stone Mountain 

Montague, E. J Allenville 

Moore, H. C Morehead City 

Moore, G. P Pittsboro 

Moore, R. A Red Spring 

Moore, R. R Greensboro 

Moore, Warren Patterson 

Morris, J. F Stanley Creek 

Morton, H Thomasville 

Morton, W. B Weldon 

Morton, S. D Albemarle 

Moss, N. H Cherryville 

Murchison, D. C Gulf 

Murchison, C. M Hickory 

Myers, W. A Osbornvillle 

Myers, A. E Round Mountain 

Nelson, C. J Goldsboro 

Newberry, T. B Fayettville 

Newell, G. W Cedar Rock 

Newton, J. D Thomasville 

Newton, J. B Fork Church 

Newton, I. T Wake Forest 

Newton, C. C Lagos, Africa 

Nobles, John W Wiuterville 

Norris, H. W -- -Ballentine's Mills 
No well, W. C Smithfield 

Olive, W. S Apex 

Oliver, W. B Fayetteville 

Oliver, P Dalton's 

Overby, R. R Bellcross 

Overton, W. G Harrellsville 

Owens, W. C Arlington 



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Oxford, Isaac Downsville 

Page, W. M Hawlev's Store 

Page, S. C --Rhodes 

Pardue A. T Adley 

Parris, T. W Briar Creek 

Patton, R. L Morganton 

Peele, R. E Wilmington 

Pennell, A. M - Ellendale 

Perkinson, L. C Oakville 

Pernell, M. R Franklinton 

Phillips. W Mt. Air}- 

Pitchford, J. A Littleton 

Pittman, A. R St. Paul's 

Pittard, J. N Young's X Roads 

Poe, A. E Morganton 

Poindexter, T. H--Richmond Hill 

Pool, J. B Ellendale 

Pool, C. C Taylorsville 

Pool, W. A S'tatesville 

Pool, D. W Cedar Run 

Poston, R Shelby 

Poston, F. H Smithfield 

Powell. J. W Mildred 

Prevatt, F Luniberton 

Prevatt, P. A Lumberton 

Prevatt, J. T Lumberton 

Prevatt, I. T Wilkesboro 

Price, A. W Wadesboro 

Pritchard, T. H Wilmington 

Pruitt, L. R Mt. Airy 

Pruitt, N Knob Creek 

Pugh, J. M Randleman 

Radford, Levi Princeton 

Ray, D. J Whiteville 

Reader, B. S Raywood 

Rector, J. A Morganton 

Redmond, A New Hope 

Redwine, J. F Fork Church 

Register, J. M Wliite Hall 

Richardson, J. B High Point 

Roberts, D. J Cherry Lane 

Rogers, J. W. F Apex 

Rollins, G. W Forest City 

Roper, S. A Jackson Hill 

Rose, J. W Pine Level 

Rovall, W. B.,Wake Forest College 
Royall, Wm-Wake Forest College 

Ruppe, John Nicholsonville 

Russell, W. W Albemarle 

Sandling, R. C Harrell's Store 

Salmon, Joseph Buie's Creek 

Saunders, B Lilesville 

Savage, R. R Como 

Savage, W. V - --.Columbia 

Scarborough, C. W--Murfreesboro 
Seagraves, W. C Jonesville 



Sellars, Lorenzo Supply 

Sessoms, R. M Lumberton 

Settlemier, G. W Old Fort 

Sheets, Henry Lexington 

Shell, J. T Petra Mills 

Sherrill, T. C Petra Mills 

Sherwood, J. J. L Sugar Grove 

Simmons, S. F Jonesville 

Skinner, T. E Raleigh 

Sledge, J. W Cedar Rock 

Smith, I Lenoir 

vSmith, J. A Fair Bluff 

Smith, J. L Siler 

Smith, J. W Byrdsville 

Snyder, D. A Beaver Dam 

Sorrels, J. C Bridgewater 

Sorrell, W. M Cary 

Speight, T. T Windsor 

Spillman, B. W Smynra 

Stamey, — . — Ash Hill 

Stallings, J. N High Point 

Stallings, N. P Powell's Point 

Stewart, J. L Clinton 

Stoker, A. P Denton 

Stone, C. H Copeland 

Stradlev, J. A Oxford 

Stringlield, O. L Wakefield 

Summey, A. T Hannersville 

Swain, E. L ' Supply 

Swain, S. D Jonesville 

Taylor, C. E., Wake Forest College 

Tavlor, J. H Grassv Knob 

Taylor. E. L Rutherfordton 

Tavlor, T. J Warrenton 

Teague, L. R Ellendale 

Tew, D. W Beaman's X Roads 

Tew, J. O Clinton 

Thomas, C. A. G— -Elizabeth City 

Thomas, I. W Hebriter 

Tatum, E. F Shanghai. China 

Thompson, K Low Gap 

Thompson, J. C Louisville, Ky 

Thomasson. D. W Jefferson 

Townsend. J. T Fayetteville 

Tupper, H. M., O -'-Raleigh 

Tuttle, J. F Plymouth 

Tynch, J Edenton 

Underwood, F. R Autreyville 

Tpton, T. W Stanley Creek 

Van DeVenter, R Henderson 

Van Hoy, W. H Hamptonville 

Vann, r'. T Scotland Neck 

Vernon, J. H Anderson's Store 

Vernon, J. T Madison 

Vestal, M. H Jonesville 



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WafiF, W. B Reyuoldson 

Ward, Benj Ward's Mills 

Warren, W. E Louisville, Ky 

Watkins, G. T Adoniram 

Weatherman, J. G-Jenning's Mills 

Webb, G. M Shelby 

Wells, C. P Louisville, Ky 

West, J. H Cedar Valley 

West, W. C Fayetteville 

Wheeless, Z. W Grissom 

White, J. A Grover 

White, J. Iv Durham 

White, J. M Apex 

White, W. W Wilkesboro 

Whitener, P. A Morganton 

Wilcox, A. G Brinklevville 

Wilcoxon, Wm Elk X Roads 

Wilhoit, G. O Ansonville 

Wilkes, J Chimney Rock 

Williams, Herbert C Seaboard 

Williams, A. J Knapp's Mills 



Williams, B. B Harrellsville 

Willis, W. W Lumberton 

Wilson, J. C Merry Oaks 

Wilson, W. H Madison 

Wingate, W. B Greensboro 

Wood, T. G Murfreesboro 

Woodruff, W. B Elkin 

Woodson, C. A Durham 

Woodson, C. J Gatesville 

Wooten, F. T Keith 

Wooten, E. W Wooten 

Wooten, R. W Clingman 

Wright, T. S Wadesboro 

Wright, N Lark 

Watson, W. F Dunn 

Watson, W. D Rigsbee's Store 

Yarboro, J. H Trap Hill 

Yarborough, A Lexington 

Yontz, Jacob Dark Ridge 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE. ON OBITUARIES. 

Your Committee on Obituaries have been able to gather but few particulars 
of the lives of the brethren who have been called home during the past year, 
and the following notices have been collated from the columns of the Biblical 
Recorder : 

REV. THOMAS STRADLEY. 

Rev. Thomas Stradley was born in Woolwich, England, 179S, and died at 
his residence in Buncombe County, about five miles from AsheviUe, N. C, May 
2d, at the advanced age of ninety-three years. 

Bro. Stradley was ordained in 1828, the Revs. Humphrey Posey, Dobbins 
and Alfred Webb constituting the Presbytery. He was the oldest living Bap- 
tist prepcher in North Carolina and perhaps in the United States. 

He was truly the missionary of the mountains. He carried the gospel 
through twenty of the counties west of the Blue Ridge, and the growth and 
influence of the Bnptists of Western North Carolina, have arisen from the foun- 
dation laid by him and his coadjutors. 

Asheville, with its few huts then, has grown to be a city, with a population 
and trade superior to any mountain town in America, with so great an elevation 
above the sea, nearly 2,300 feet. 

When there was not a Baptist meeting-house in Buncombe county, if, indeed, 
west of the Blue Ridge, except the log-house of the mountains, this brave and 
far-seeing man of God undertook, almost single-handed, to build the present 
brick edifice, seating 450 persons, but which is far too small now to seat the 
congregati(ms who attend Dr. Nelson's services. Had there been no Stradley 
there would not have been any Carrolls or Nelsons to follow him. How true 
it is that foundation work, mission work, is the most important, because indis- 
pensable ! Bro. Stradley was years building that house which Bro. Nelson's 
people will vacate for a larger and superior one, and so strong is that people 
that they need net go out of stirring Asheville to raise all the necessary funds for 
the lot and building, to cost probably $40,000. O ye growing Baptists of Ashe- 
ville, don't forget in your thanksgiving the old man, under God, who laid your . 
foundations for life, growth and success, 

Bro Stradley travelled as far as Boston, Massachusetts, stopping at all of the 
intervening cities to raise funds to build the Asheville church. At our Baptist 
Stae Conventions of North Carolina he more than once raised hats full of 
money for it, and so great was the pious zeal with which he wrought, that 
neither in our State Convention nor in the Southern Baptist Convention was he 
ever refused the privilege of addressing the people and always with good suc- 
cess. Man of blessed memory ! who against such fearful odds won so grand a 
victory for Christ and the world, wear the crown in glory forever, which His 
hand has placed upon your brow. 

It was the pleasure of the writer to visit our beloved Bro. -Stradley in his own 
mountain home, and sweetly to enjoy the christian fellowship of his wife and 
daughters. Thus ensconced in the shaded valley, these hidden ones of our 
Lord spent the evenmg of their days in peace and rest, waiting for their Master's 
call, " Child, come home." 



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The Rev. J. A. Stradley, son of this venerable servant of Christ, is one of 
North Carolina's most valuable pastors and serves churches in Granville County, 
N. C. May the Divine blessiag rest upon all the descendants of the beloved 
departed brother, who was greatly esteemed by the writer of this sketch 

T. E. Skinner. 

REV. B. H. PHILLIPS. 

This dear young brother, after two years of patient suffering, died at his home 
in Reidsville, N. C., on January 29th. Some months before this he went to 
Colorado, hoping the change of climate would help him. While there he grew 
worse and returned home. He felt assured that his life's race was soon to close, 
and quietly and submissively awaited his Father's will. 

Bro. Phillips was an able preacher, a devout Christian, and spent his brief 
span of life in doing good and glorifying God. His early death was a source 
of grief to many in North Carolina. 

REV. M. S. FERRELL. 

Rev. Matthew Saunders Ferrell was born September 22d, 1836, near Mt. 
Pisgah, Chatham County, and died at the homestead where he was born Jan. 
30th, 1891. He was prepared for college at New Hope Academy undet Rev. 
John R. Holt, and Holly Springs High School under Mr. A. H. Dowell. 
Entering Wake Forest College, he went within one session of graduation when 
his health failed and precluded his re-entering college. 

For several years he was engaged in teachmg and preparing for his life-work 
in the Christian ministry. 

He was licensed to preach by Mt. Pisgah church, September 2, 1869, and 
ordained at that church September i, 1870, Rev. John C. Wilson and Rev. 
A. D. Blackwood being the presbytery. 

He was immediately called to the pastorate of several churches, and contin- 
ued as such as long as he could. He was a great revivalist, and in the six and 
eight weeks devoted to such work every summer, he was imprudent in hus- 
banding his strength. 

This brought on clergyman's sore throat, which eventually compelled him to 
abandon the pastorate of churches, yet occasionally preaching, even against the 
urgent advice of his physician. 

For several years he had been in bad health, and did not expect to live long; 
but death had no terrors. He was sick from disease, but not dangerous at all, 
and died very suddenly from heart disease. 

In 1866 he married Miss Mary J., the eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. A. Mar- 
corn, a deacon of Mt. Pisgah, and one of the most substantial citizens of the 
county. She and four children survive him, and receive the condolence of 
friends in their irreparable loss. R. W. \. 

REV. E. C. WILLIAMS. 

Rev. E. C. Williams died on March llth, 1891, at his home near Matthews, 
Mecklenburg County, N. C, at the ripe old age of seventy-eight years. The 
larger part of his life had been spent in the service of his Heavenly Father. 
He had been an active minister of the gospel from the time he was twenty-three 
years of age up to within three years of his death ; and during those last three 
years he was debarred from its duties on account of his ili-health. 

From his work have sprung more results than almost any other of his calling. 
It was always his delight to go into the waste places o! God's moral vineyard 
and there establish the work of his Master. Oftentimes, he has begun his work 
in the midst of forests. 



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His departure is mourned by his loving wife and five children who survive 
him. 

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding 

O'er the spoils that death has won, 
We would, at this solemn meeting-, 

Calmly say, " Thy will be done." 
Though cast down, we're not forsaken, 

Though afflicted, not alone. 
Thou didst give and thou hast taken 

Blessed Lord, " Thy will be done." 

REV. J. J. ROCHELLE. 

J. J. Rochelle was born in Hertford County, N. C, on December 5, 1820, 
and died on September 3, 1891, having lived the allotted time toman — three- 
score years and ten. He moved into Northampton county in the year i860, 
connected himself with Mt. Carmel Baptist church, and was a faithful servant 
of the Master and a man of marked piety. He filled a large measure of useful- 
ness. For forty-five years he was a devoted minister of the gospel ; a simple, 
brave, kindly man ; a genial, generous gentleman. 

Wholly unsophisticated, without affectation, he practiced none of the arts or 
devices to win popularity or to gain applause. He thought for himself, and 
had the courage of his convictions, and when it became necessary he did not 
hesitate to express or maintain them ; but owing to his beautiful and unfailing 
courtesy, he rarely gave offence. He lived a blameless life, and now that he 
has passed over the river and joined tlie silent majority, there are few who would 
not drop a tear of gratitude to his memory and plant a flower of affection about 
his grave. The feet that were weary have brushed from their sandals the white 
dust of travel and have found rest — sweet rest — under the shade of the beautiful 
tree of life ; and though our hearts be sorely grieved, yet we have the comfort- 
ing assurance that he was ripe for the glory of the celestial city, the blissful 
enjoyment of the pleasures of which he so often discoursed and for which his 
worn spirit so anxiously longed. 

His seat is vacant at home and at the church which he so much loved to attend. 
While he could scarcely walk he could be found in his accustomed seat in the 
house of God. 

He leaves a devoted wife and several children to mourn their loss. As a 
church, we tender to them our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies, and may 
our God guide and direct them to the beautiful home to which our dear brother, 
their husband and father, has gone. 

C. L. N. Stephenson, 
James L. Pruden, 
N. J. Stephenson, 

Committee . 

REV. JOSEPH D. BOND. 

The subject of this brief sketch died in Edenton, N. C, on September 23d, 
1891, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. He had been a Baptist minister in 
Georgia and in this State for many years. In the prime of life, before age had 
blunted and weakened his powers, he was regarded as an able, earnest and 
acceptable herald of the Cross. His morals and deportment were in strict con- 
sistency with his sacred calling. Up to his last illness, he never lost an oppor- 
tunity, even in social intercourse, to profess his love for his blessed Saviour and 
his well-grounded hope of a happy life in the eternal world, where sickness and 
sorrow, parting and death would distress and disturb him no more forever; he 
never failed to urge others to seek the same blessed assurance of acceptance 
with God. At school in his youthful days, the boy gave a sure promise of what 
the man would be. He was a bright, studious and persevering pupil, and 



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became a man of more than ordinary attainments in both sacred and profane 
literature ; while his manners and deportment on all occasions proved that he 
was indeed and in truth a cultured and high-toned gentleman of the old school, 
a worthy descendant of one of the oldest and most distinguished families in 
this section of the country. 

This brief tribute is made by one who had the pleasure of being his school- 
mate and playmate in boyhood, as well as his intimate friend through life to 
old age. W. E. B. 

REV. E. F. BEACHUM. 

In Franklin County, N. C, September 13th, 1891, Rev. E. F. Beachum, 
aged about seventy-two years. Brother Beachum was a native of Camdem 
County; was educated at Wake Forest College, and first served as pastor in 
Chatham County at May's Chapel. After two or three years of faithful and 
most acceptable labor, he removed to Granville County in 1S59, ^^^ became 
pastor of Oxford and Tabb's Creek churches for three or four years. After- 
wards he removed to the country, and for many years he was the beloved pastor 
of many prominent churches in the Flat River Association. During his minis- 
try he resided for a few years in Franklin County, but preached mostly to Gran- 
ville churches. The best part of his life and work was spent in the Flat River 
Association, where he was greatly honored and beloved. 

After graduation he married Miss Sallie Cooke, of Franklin, who, with three 
daughters, survive him. He was buried in the family burying ground on the 
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, about one mile south of Tar river bridge, under a 
large sugar maple, a most suitable resting place for one who well merited, by his 
gentleness and amiability, the honored name of " the beloved disciple." 

He was in death peifectly conscious, and the victory was so triumphant that 
those around him thought and said, " If this is death, why should we dread it 
so much ?" 

Thus has passed away a devoted husband and father, a brother of singular 
goodness and great usefulness, and a servant of the Master who was pure and 
faithful in life and triumphant in death. 

By request, the sincere thanks of the family are hereby ofifered the friends of 
the deceased for many acts of special kindness. M. 

A. C. MELKE. 

A. C. Melke came to America from Germany soon after the war and began 
business in Lumberton, Robeson County. His capital was small, but he was 
industrious, patient, and persevering. Thoroughly frank and honest in all his 
dealings with men, diligent in busmess transactions and prudent in his plans, 
he succeeded from the beginning and, while others in circumstances more 
favorable failed, his prosperity never waned. His career as a business man is 
an exemplification of the saying that " Honesty is the best policy." 

He was in the highest sense a self-made man, and our young men starting in 
business can find no higher example than his life — a life of unceasing industry 
controlled by principle. Not as a successful business man, however, but as a 
consecrated Ciiristian would we remember him. About four years ago, in his 
elegant Asheville summer home, his heart, crushed and bleeding at the loss of 
his devoted wife, he was led by Dr. \V. A. Nelson to the Saviour, and found 
joy and peace in believing. 

The story of his conversion, as told by Dr. Nelson, sounds little less than 
miraculous. We hope it will be published. 

That conversion was thorough. The whole man was changed. For him to 
live was Christ. In his Christian life, the same zeal and earnestness were 
manifested which had been seen in his business career. The infidel can scoff at 



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the )vords of the most eloquent divine ; the skeptic can discover flaws in the 
logic of the most learned defendo-r of Christian truth, but no man can doubt or 
deny the power of a Christian life like Bro. Melkt-'s. 

To supply the needs of the orphan and widow, to give food and clothing to 
the poor, to help in sending the gospel ot peace to the perishing millions of 
earth, this was the meaning and mission of Bro. Melke's life 

" Religion was his chief concern." It was his delight to visit the sick and 
sorrowing, and tell them of Jesus. He was a special friend of our Orphanage, 
and gave it a number of magnificent contributions. 

He was a Baptist in the truest sense. Soon after his conversion, he tofd a 
large audience in the Baptist Church in Lumberton why he was a Baptist, and 
made one of the strongest presentations of Baptist doctrines ever heard in that 
section.' He was a very faithful and efficient Sunday-school teacher. We have 
heard that he spent two hours every day m the week preparing his lesson for 
Sunday. 

He was deeply interested in ministerial education. In a letter enclosing fifty 
dollars, written a short while before his death, he said: " I assure you that I 
take a special interest in that part of your work which helps young men to fol- 
low the desires of their hearts and prepare their hves for the Master's service. 
Who can tell the results of what one such life may accomplish ? " 

His work is over. The dear Master, whose cause was so near to him, has 
called him home. His work over? No, his work and influence are just begun. 
In his magnificent bequests to ministerial education, for the founding of a high 
school in Lumberton, and for the Female University, he has set in motion a 
train of influences that will move on and on, blessing humanity anC^ brightening 
the world, and generations unborn will bless the name of Bro. Arthur C. Melke. 

J. B. Carlyle. 

V. B. TOMLINSON. 

V. B. Tomlinson was born May 5th, 1853 and died at his home in Clayton, 
Johnston County, V. C, February 24th, i8qi, aged nearly thirty-eight years. 

Bro. Tomlinson was baptized into the fellowship of Johnston Liberty Church 
by Rev. W. B. Harrell in 1870 or 1871, and continued faithful in the service of 
Christ until death. 

He was a clerk and treasurer of his town (Clayton) from the time of its incor- 
poration; secretary of the Sunday-school of his church from the hour of its 
organization, and clerk of Clayton Church until declining health compelled him 
to resign. He so promptly and efficiently executed the duties of each trust 
reposed in him that he constantly grew in the affection of those he served, and 
none would have consented to his removal but to obey the call of God to higher 
service. He leaves a widow and one child, together with many distant relatives 
and friends to mourn after one whom they loved; but all sorrow in hope of 
reunion in the better world. 

" Yet must we part, and, partingf, weep ; 
What else hath earth for us m store? 
These farewell pangs, how sharp and deep ! 
These farewell words, how sad and sore ! 

" Yet we shall .meet again in peace, 
To sing the song of festal joy, 
Where none shall bid our gladness cease, 
* And none our fellowship destroy. 

"There, hand to hand, firm linked at last. 
And heart to heart enfolded all ; 
We'll smile upon the troubled past, 
And wonder why we wept at all." 

O. C. HORTON. 



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APPENDIX. 



O. C. FARRAR. 



Bro. O. C. Farrar, of Tarboro, N. C, died at two o'clock a. m., May 28th. 
Bro. Farrar was one of the ablest business men in the Slate, a zealous Christian, 
and one of the most honored and beloved citizens. His death is a sad affliction 
to the litile church for which he had just completed a splendid new house of 
worship, and also a great loss to Tarboro. The members and delegates of the 
Tar River Union, in their session of May 29th, adopted the following : 

"}We, the pastors and delegates, representing the churches of the Tar River 
Association composing this Union, desire hereby to put on record our deep 
sorrow and sense of personal bereavement in the recent death of our brother, 
O. C. Farrar, of Tarboro. Though entering the church late in life, he at once 
gave himself heartily and zealously to the Lord's work. His interesttin what 
concerns the Redeemer's kingdom, his enlarged liberality, as well as his per- 
sonal character, sterling worth and business habits, had made it seem to us that 
his life was of great importance to the success of our cause in all these counties, 
and essential to the prosperity of the cause in the town of Tarboro. Why 
should he be taken in such a crisis in the history of the church he loved? It is 
a mysterious providence which we cannot now understand. We can only fall 
back on the certain truth that God knows all things and works all things accord- 
ing to the counsel of His own will, and we know that what He does is right and 
best. We know it, though we cannot feel it. We humbly pray that grace may 
be given us to submit to His will, and that the Lord of the harvest may fill up 
the gap in our ranks, that the work may not cease, and that the time may soon 
come when a knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover 
the sea, and the kingdom of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord 
and his Christ."